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[Cars and Family Scenes]
This film contains dark scenes of competitors in the motorcar and motorcycle speed trials at Gatwick; family scenes filmed by Mr Williams in Rottingdean, showing a crowd gathered outside the film-maker's shop and on the beach with the children; plus a brief shot of the front of the town hall, and a young woman posing for the camera.
[Grandad and Children]
This film by Francis Williams contains footage of a family gathering in Peacehaven. Mr Williams uses titles to introduce the three generations of the family present. We also see Mr Williams' father, Alfred Canning Williams, tending bees in his garden.
[King George V Silver Jubilee]
|Date||6 May 1935||ID||8593|
Made by amateur film-maker F. J. Williams, this film provides a record of local celebrations for King George V's Silver Jubilee in Brighton, Peacehaven and Rottingdean on May 6, 1935. The film contains footage of street decorations hung in Brighton, crowds celebrating with fancy dress and dance displays in Peacehaven. At Rottingdean a large wooden beacon is built to mark the occasion, a practice that was repeated across the British Empire on this date.
Mr Williams records family scenes including his son's first steps in a family garden in Peacehaven, Christmas Day activities in 1935, and a family picnic on the beach at Rottingdean. The film closes with a brief shot of the young boy dressed as Cupid for the Rottingdean fair.
[St. Aubyn's School Sports]
|Date||[ca. late 1930s]||ID||10851|
This amateur film shows a series of sports, fitness demonstrations and events at St Aubyn's School, intercut by a brief shot of a horse racing event (?).
[Rottingdean Windmill Reconstruction]
This intertitled amateur newsreel style film by FJ Williams, documents a series of local events in the seaside town of Rottingdean. The film shows stormy weather and a beached whale, the opening of the new Public Hall by the Mayor and Mayoress and the restoration of Rottingdean Windmill by several tradesman.
A family film by Francis Williams, focusing on his toddler son, as well as domestic scenes, family members at the beach and the family diving at an outdoor Lido pool at Rottingdean.
[King George VI Coronation Celebrations at Rottingdean]
|Date||12 May 1937; 20 May 1937||ID||8594|
This film by amateur film-maker Francis Williams records celebrations marking the coronation of King George VI. The first section contains street scenes of Rottingdean during Coronation week. The second section shows some of the ships that took part in the Coronation Naval Fleet Review at Portsmouth. These include the German battleship 'Graf Spee' and the Royal Yacht 'HMY Victoria and Albert III'.
[Women and Clothing]
This film contains shots of three women and an older man as they pose for the camera; focusing on their clothing. The women wear several different dresses and one models a woollen one-piece bathing suit. A woman sits for a series of formal portraits. The second part shows a ladies 'keep fit' exercise or Physical Training demonstration on Rottingdean village green.
[Children on Roof at Saltdean]
Made during the Second World War, this amateur film shows members of the Williams family using a ladder to climb onto the roof of their house in Saltdean. The children are seen playing on the roof with their dog. Shots also show soldiers parading on the A259 followed by several army tanks and military vehicles in Rottingdean.
[Weddings, Christening and Seaside Pictures]
A compilation of amateur films which includes two weddings, a christening and outings to West Sussex beaches.
[Sports Day at St. Aubyns]
Amateur film by Lance House of a sports day at his son's school - St. Aubyns boy’s prep school in Rottingdean, Sussex. The sports day events include boys racing, the long jump, hurdles, relay racing, a sack race, and obstacle race, a “sisters race” (for girls), parents having lunch outdoors, the school marching band, boys marching, and the prize giving.
A variety of subjects filmed by architect Joseph Emberton including a trip to the Netherlands to look at architecture and Lacrosse matches at Roedean.
Family Album 1961 - 1965
|Date||1961 - 1965||ID||362|
Footage of a family at home and on outings over the year. Includes scenes by the sea during summer and sledging in winter. There is also footage of a school sports day.
A Visit to our South Coast Resorts
This amateur film documents towns and villages along the coast of East and West Sussex. Starting in Eastbourne, the film-maker records typical seaside and harbour scenes, travelling westwards along the coast. The film concludes at Bognor Regis.
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