Much of the archive's collection portrays the region at leisure. Film material produced by families, groups of friends and community organisations offer a picture of outings, day-trips, picnics, vistis to parks and gardens, sporting events, parties and many other leisure-time activities.
Films in this theme:
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[North Foreland House; Garden; Seaside]
A series of family holiday [?] scenes filmed by Enid Briggs in the late 1920s.
Tour of Devon and Cornwall
|Date||[ca. 1930 ?]||ID||8174|
This extended intertitled travelogue shows a group tour through the counties of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset visiting many noted landmarks that includes the Madron Wishing Well and Chapel, standing stones of the Mên-an-Tol, the coast at Lands End with the "First and Last House" and the Daily Mail sign; Exeter; St Ives; the town of Clovelly in Devon; the moorlands of Dartmoor and Exmoor; the seaside towns of Penzance, Dawlish, Plymouth and Newlyn.
[Summer in Bognor Regis: Couple in Garden]
A compilation that opens with a title: “1928: Let us introduce Aunty Ethel and Uncle George" showing an older couple sat on a bench in a domestic garden, the couple stand talking followed by a series individual portraits, and the couple admiring the flower beds.
[Cars on Seafront]
|Date||[ca. 1929 ?]||ID||8168|
This film shows cars parked on Bognor seafront and crowds of people gathered on the street to watch a motorcade (King's George V Royal visit - not seen) passing though. The spectators wave flags and white handkerchiefs, flooding the road once the motorcade has passed by.
Bognor speed boat geewiz
An amateur film of Bognor Beach. Women and children sit on the groynes laughing and speedboats are filmed from the pier.
[A Winter Cruise; SS Avoceta 3500 tons]
|Date||26 October 1929 - 18 November 1929||ID||3214|
A detailed film by Ralph Staley of a cruise with his wife Nellie aboard the SS Avoceta; sailing from Liverpool and visiting Portugal, Madeira and the Canary Islands. Mrs Staley is filmed amongst other passengers and crew on deck. They take in the main tourist sights at all the stop off points and film some of the local people and customs they encounter. This film has intertitles throughout.
Cricket at Cuckfield
|Date||27 July 1929||ID||3087|
A compilation of scenes that includes a group gathered in a garden and a cricket match in Cuckfield.
Monte Carlo, May 1929
Home movie material of a holiday to Monte Carlo and Eze. The holidaymakers explore the historic streets of Eze, visit The Palace in Monte Carlo and watch the changing of the guard, walk through several public gardens, and look out over Monte Carlo harbour.
Days at Itchenor with the Kingfisher
Scenes of the Staley family sailing in the Chichester Harbour waters around Itchenor relaxing and having afternoon tea aboard the sailing boat Kingfisher among others, diving into and swimming in the water, and playing on the sands in the harbour. Several shots include reverse filming techniques of Ralph and Dr Robert appearing to dive into the water and back out, and playing leapfrog in reverse.
Morgins: Jan 10 - Feb 2 1930
|Date||10 January - 2 February 1930||ID||3089|
Home movie footage of a skiing holiday to Switzerland. The male and female holidaymakers are filmed learning to ski on the nursery slopes, attempting a slalom course, playing in an ice-hockey match, and competing in various outdoor ice-skating races. The film-maker was a Captain in the Royal Sussex Regiment.
Guernsey Again; Trying Our Hand at Farming
This film from Lewis Rosenberg shows holiday scenes on Guernsey during the late 1930s, starting with the friends helping out on a farm, playing on the beach and competing with each other at various sports. When the holiday ends the group takes the ferry back to the mainland.
Lewis Rosenberg's film shows a group of adults and around a dozen young girls at a campsite in Cornwall. The film captures relaxed moments at the camp; surfers bodyboarding; and rural farming scenes.
[The Big House; Camp]
Group of Jewish delegates attend a summer school at Oldfeld School (since re-named Harrow House), Swanage
A group of Jewish friends visit Dinard and Mont St. Michel in Brittany. They play and dance on the beach and climb rocky coastal paths.
Welcome to Croydon
The film opens with a banner ‘Welcome to Croydon’. There are street and market scenes with trams and buses passing by. A couple change a flat tyre in a country lane. Scenes of towns in Surrey and Sussex include roadside picnics, motorcycles and sidecars, and views from Box Hill. Views at Birling Gap are followed by the group on the beach at Ryde and Shanklin where they play cricket. Various picnic scenes follow, and the film ends with views of the Brooklands race track.
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