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Slow Motion in Sport: 1932-1936
A sequence of home movie film clips from the sack-race to the 1934 Derby and Wimbledon, reflecting the sporting and leisure interests of the day.
Amateur film 1934 9 mins Silent
Intended originally for private consumption, Sir Clarmont Skrine films life working in the British colonies, with leisure time to spend in pursuit of seasonal sports including football, skating, diving and horse-jumping. Highlights also include amateur film coverage of the Epsom Derby and the 1934 Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final, between J. Crawford and F. J. Perry – Fred Perry’s first Wimbledon title.
Sir Clarmont Percival Skrine OBE (1888-1974) was a British civil servant and administrator who served as the British consul-general in Kashgar from 1922 to 1924, Under-Secretary of State for India and agent for the Madras States from 1936 to 1939.
Royal Geographical Society
Amateur film 1928 15 mins Silent
Another in the series of amateur films shot by intrepid plant hunter Major George Sherriff during his tenure as Vice Consul at Kashgar between 1927/8.
Libyan Desert - Bagnold
Amateur film 1930 49 mins Silent
Ralph Bagnold, pioneer of desert exploration, pushed the limits of automotive technology, culminating in his 1932 expedition – the first east-west crossing of the Libyan Desert.
Quetta Earthquake, May 31st 1935
Amateur film 1935 10 mins Silent
Amateur footage of the devastation caused by one of South Asia's worst earthquakes
Amateur film 1928 14 mins Silent
Amateur shot by intrepid plant hunter Major George Sherriff during his tenure as Vice Consul at Kashgar between 1927/8.
Amateur film 1927 17 mins Silent
Costumed performances from traditional Chinese theatre are captured in this film by Kashgar's Vice Consul, Major George Sherriff.
Amateur film 1927 16 mins Silent
Kashgar Vice Consul Major George Sherriff captures the destruction of seized opium in this film from 1927.
Brickmaking at Pycroft Brickworks
Amateur film 1974 11 mins Location: Hayling Island
You'll be up to your knees in clay when you meet the Pyecrofts in this delightful film about a family brick making business on Hayling Island -
Netley Marsh Steam Engine Rally 1976
Amateur film 1976 4 mins Silent Location: Netley Marsh
The hot summer of '76 is made even hotter by a line-up of working steam traction engines in this nostalgic film from R H Collins
Amateur film 1952 15 mins Silent Location: Eastbourne
Journey back to the 50s where the boys of Eastbourne College enjoy a jolly good time square bashing, parading, playing rugby and athletics, rowing on the River Ouse and touring.
Hove, Horsham and Horses
Amateur film 1966 7 mins Silent Location: Hove
Catch a glimpse of Hove's old town hall before the bull-dozers move in as well as leafy Horsham scenes and a local hunt at Patcham in this film from Doreen Combes
Ploughing at Fulking and views of Shipley Mill
Amateur film 1969 4 mins Silent Location: Fulking
Frank Gregory captures rural West Sussex in this charming film from 1969 - featuring Shire horses at a ploughing match and excellent views of a spinning Shipley Mill
A Family Holiday in Southend
Amateur film 1967 4 mins Silent Location: Southend Pier
Join this happy family on a jolly to Southend - visiting the mile long pier, the replica Golden Hind, a jellied eel stall and lured by posters promising medieval torture