Theme Family Life
Scenes of home and family life, through amateur films, home movies, documentaries and drama form a major part of the archive's collections. Such material includes amateur footage of family events such as Christmas celebrations, weddings, holidays in the UK and abroad, family outings, and leisure time activities, as well as fictional representations of domestic life and relationships are filmed.
Screen Archive South East houses a great deal of amateur family film footage mostly spanning the 1920s to the 1970s. Home movies made by cine-camera owners of their own home and family events include images of a wide range of subjects including everyday domestic life, scenes and events from the local area, and holidays and trips around the UK and abroad.
One example of a rich and fascinating amateur film collection held at Screen Archive South East is the films of Joseph Emberton, a Surrey-based architect who filmed his family and travels from the 1930s to the 1950s. In these films scenes of children at play, every day home life, and seaside outings sit alongside footage of pre-war Germany and travels to Morocco.
Other important amateur collections in the archive include the Gowlland family films which span the 1930s to the 1960s, following the children as they grow into adulthood and have children of their own. The collection of amateur films by Enid Briggs of Broadstairs shows family activities and outings as well as local scenes and events, such as Town and Family Scenes at Broadstairs (1929 - 1938), providing a unique record of life in the region in the 1920s and 1930s.
Films in this theme:
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[Family Scenes: Baby; Eastbourne; Dogs]
Oakshott family members, guests and staff are shown in portrait footage at Foxhunt Manor at Foxhunt Green in Waldron, East Sussex. Subjects are also shown in the grounds of the house, at Eastbourne and a local fair, filmed by Eugene Oakshott, the head of the family, in 1927 [?].
[Family Scenes: Hotel Fire; Wimbledon; Brooklands; Foxhunt Manor; Tennis]
Footage taken at Wimbledon and Brooklands Races, where Sunbeam, the fastest car in the world is seen by Eugene Oakshott in 1926 [?]. Family garden scenes filmed at the tennis court in the grounds of Foxhunt Manor at Foxhunt Green, East Sussex where the family reside, are also included.
[Family Scenes: Washing Car; Hunt; Wedding]
Family members and Nannie walk, play, tend to the animals and attempt to catch a goose in the grounds of Foxhunt Manor at Foxhunt Green in Waldren, East Sussex. Followed by scenes of a family wedding outside a church, where a large crowd has gathered, and later in a garden.
[Summer Palace Peking; Tientsin]
This black and white film starts with a bear in chains being made to perform tricks in a Chinese park. Mr & Mrs Simpson visit the Summer Palace in Peking and enjoy a meal in a traditional Chinese restaurant. The film ends with a shot of a printed advert for the Bradford Dyers Association on a billboard.
[Visit to Peking; The Forbidden City]
This black and white family film provides views of the Forbidden City, Beijing and the surrounding buildings. The second film opens with views from a balcony overlooking a courtyard, and shots of the Simpson family car surrounded by a group of local men within a ring of rickshaws.
[Hong Kong Scenes]
This film opens with coastal views of a bay in Hong Kong, followed by the Simpson group on a day out exploring the countryside, attending a horse race event and visiting the beach at Repulse Bay.
[Launch; Picnic; Friends]
This film shows a group trip aboard a large boat named 'Thistle'. The film show scenes on board, with the group sitting together on deck and a young boy in a sailor uniform. The group play games on the beach, and go for a swim wearing one-piece swimwear. They dive into the sea from a board on the boat. Shots are taken from a small boat on the water.
[Visit to Foochow; Bradford Dyers Association in Shanghai]
This black and white film features coastal and rural scenes of Fuzhou with boats and smaller trading vessels in a bay. The second part of the film highlights street scenes from 'The Bund', Shanghai with interior and exterior shots of a colonial office building of the Bradford Dyers Association. Street scenes outside show everyday life, with street traders and children playing in the street.
[Bradford Dyers Association Shanghai; Courtyard]
Film of people in the Bradford Dyers Association (BDA) office in Shanghai, and socialising in a courtyard.
[Ted on Motorcycle]
A compilation that includes a man [Ted?] on a motorcycle [TW 1617 - also on 8163]; followed by a group in a car, portraits of a group of young men and several men standing around a motorcycle; portraits of a Terrier dog and a family group running out of a house close to the film.
[Solar Eclipse; Visit in Ireland]
|Date||29 June 1927; 1927||ID||10142|
This film depicts views of the total solar eclipse of 1927 followed by a family holiday to Ireland, with seaside views, group outings and portraits of rural settings.
[Family Scenes in London]
This film from the 1920s shows various sceneds of London traffic, children and families at leisure in parks and in their gardens, a wedding and girls playing tennis.
Staley Family Domestic
|Date||1928 - 1931||ID||3210|
This family film focuses on the activities of six year old daughter Pam who plays with a board game and other toys at home, rides a horse on the beach and plays with autumn leaves. She has her first walk to School with her mother, climbs a tree and convalesces after a tonsillectomy.
[Family Pictures; Holmesdale; South Darenth]
|Date||1928 - 1932||ID||2261|
Percy Nightingale films his young family playing in a South Darenth garden - the camera focuses much of its attention on eldest son David. The film ends with footage of a large, light-hearted family gathering in an unidentified garden - the participants are believed to be members of his wife's family, the Reeves.
North Foreland House [Seaside; Domestic Garden; Party]
Scenes filmed in and around North Foreland House by Enid Briggs in 1928, shot mainly in the garden and at nearby beach.
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