Screen Archive South East is a public sector moving image archive serving the South East of England. The archive's collections of magic lantern slides, films, videos and associated materials capture the many varied aspects of life, work and creativity from the early days of screen history to the present day and serve as a rich and invaluable historical resource.
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Spithead Review and Regatta
Eric Norman's fascinating film captures the 1937 Coronation Fleet Review – with Royal Navy warships, liners, yachts and submarines
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This fascinating colour film starts with a variety of large yachts and small liners, all flying flags, moored in the Solent. Motorboats pass beside larger ships at anchor. A number of flying-boats can be seen as well as numerous ships of the Royal Navy - cruisers, destroyers and submarines. After a fly-past of aircraft and a Royal Marines band we see the destroyers HMS Wolfhound and HMS Vanquisher at anchor. The film ends with a glimpse of the cruiser HMS Hood.
Eric Norman was the managing director of Norcon Ltd, which was based in Challock, Kent. He filmed a variety of subjects including family scenes either at home or on holiday, scenes showing the Norcon Works in Chichester and football scenes featuring Wolverhampton Wanderers playing at their Molineaux Stadium.