Collection Greenyer Family
Jim and Robina Greenyer made over eighty films during the 1960s and early 1970s, capturing their family life, items of local interest and making short fiction films with membership of the Albany Cine Club.
|Collection ID||273||Reference code||WS 980116|
|Dates||1920s - 1970s|
|Production||Jim Greenyer Albany Cine Club|
|Materials||FILM Standard 8mm Super 8mm 16mm Audio|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Screen Archive South East houses over ninety films made by the Greenyer family, which were predominantly made during the 1960s and early 1970s. They offer a unique record of one family's moving image heritage, illustrating an interest in the popular contemporary hobby of cine film-making.
The content of the majority of the films is typical of that found in home movies, namely family celebrations and holidays, and community-driven activities. Indeed, the films in the Greenyer collection illustrate many recurring themes - annual scenes such as the family Christmas celebrations have been repeatedly filmed, providing images of the rituals of the day and idiosyncrasies peculiar to the family.
Jim and Robina Greenyer were however slightly different from the typical amateur home movie film-makers, in that they both had a sustained interest in the medium. Jim Greenyer took cine lessons and gave film shows at youth clubs. Jim Greenyer also worked at a photographic shop in Hove. Robina Greenyer was a member of the Albany Film Unit. The couple's connection with the Albany Film Unit led to members of their immediate family performing in front of the camera in a number of fictional productions, such as The Vision (ca. 1973).
Screen Archive South East 's collection of films made by Jim Greenyer also include films of local interest such as [Film Classes at Sellaby House Adult Education Centre] (ca. 1970) and BBC Radio Brighton (1966 - 1968?).
Films in this collection:
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Boat trip along the River Thames
Jim Greenyer films a day out on the Thames around Hampton Court. He films Molsey Weir, Hampton Court Bridge, and houseboats along the river banks and islands. He passes through a lock and films canoeists, rowing teams and diving work taking place under the Bridge.
[Film Classes at Sellaby House Adult Education Centre]
An amateur record of activities at Sellaby House Adult Education Centre. The film focuses on those participating a the course on amateur film-making.
One in a large collection of family films from the Greenyer family of West Sussex. This film contains a variety of content that includes family scenes and community activities, which span several months including Christmas - they are accompanied by a music soundtrack.
[Trip on the River Thames]
A day out boating on the Thames. A motor boat is moored at a riverside house and a man with a 16mm cine camera films from the boat. Family members take a trip along the Thames, filming the river bank and other boats on the water. The trip takes them under Putney and Wandsworth bridges and back to Teddington Lock.
On the farm; In the Caravan
Film of the Greenyer family on holiday. Robina Greenyer and her two children, Emma-Jane and Daniel play in a hay field where their caravan is parked. Toddler, Daniel plays with his mother's cigarettes and father, Jim Greenyer, plays with the children. The hay is harvested and a the family feed a group of geese and chickens outside the caravan.
The Greenyer family celebrate Christmas. Presents are opened, Emma-Jane Greenyer plays with a toy grocer's shop, and the family eat Christmas dinner at the table.
A short amateur film capturing people flying in a light aircraft at Shoreham airfield. Two children and an adult are helped into a plane which then takes off. The film captures the plane in the air over Shoreham, before it lands again on the airfield and the passengers disembark.
Amateur cine-club fiction film made by the Albany Cine Club, telling a story about a young blind girl (played by Emma-Jane Greenyer) who regains her sight.
Visit to Arundel Castle
The Greenyer family spend a day at Arundel Castle - walking about the gardens and viewing the surrounding countryside from the battlements.
A Tale of Deception
Amateur fiction film about a man who has an unsuccessful day's fishing. He tries to pass off a fish from the fishmonger as his own, but his wife sees through the deception.
Avon Tyrrell. Action-in-Corporated
Two films with music showing members of an amateur cine group, filmed at the Avon Tyrrell activity and residential centre in the New Forest.
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