Collection C. Ernest Shippam
This collection by Charles Ernest Shippam documents his passion for motorcycle and motorcar competitions in and around the Chichester area, as well as on a tour. The collection also features several international holidays to Norway and Japan, and a visit to Ooigem, Belgium.
|Collection ID||866||Reference code||WS 070216|
|Title||C. Ernest Shippam|
|Dates||1920s - 1950s|
|Production||C. Ernest Shippam|
|Materials||FILM DOCUMENTATION 16mm|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This collection, by film-maker, Charles Ernest Shippam (1908-1991), shows his passion for motorcycle and motorcar competitions in and around the Chichester area as well as on a tour. The collection also includes several international holidays to Norway and Japan, and a visit to his aunt Margaret (also known as Sister Joachim) in a French convent in Ooigem, Belgium.
C. Shippam Ltd, a meat and fish paste company based in Chichester for over two hundred years, was a traditional, family-owned business, with long serving, skilled staff. A.E. Shippam and his siblings shared the directorship of the family business as the older sibling retired - passing the management of the business down the family line. The firm is often portrayed as part of the heritage of the local area.
Screen Archive South East also holds a series of promotional films made by the company, to advertise their potted meats and pastes. See CID: 563. In support of the film collections, West Sussex Record Office holds collections of photographs and documentation relating to Margaret Shippam (Sister Joachim), the Shippam's firm, and has business records and publicity materials from the Company.
Films in this collection:
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Various of scenes from the Riley motorcar factory (Durbar Avenue Works?), shot by Ernest Shippam at the end of the 1920s.
[Tour: Aboard Ship]
This very short sequence shows a group of men gathered on the deck of a ship with a motorcar (continued from TID: 6462 & 6463) as filmed by Ernest Shippam in the 1930s. Part of the Motorcycle and car club trip.
This film shows scenes onboard a cruise ship, with men and women on deck, sitting together and stretching out on deck chairs. Panoramic views of the sea follow showing another cruise ship at sea, as captured from the deck. The group take a smaller motor boat excursion to the shore, later followed by a scenes of the group on land sitting on a bridge and capturing views of several street scenes, before returning to ship.
[Cattle for Shipment at Derby]
This short film entitled: "Cattle for shipment at Derby" shows a heard of Cattle being led from a field down a rural track road, to a large shipment container or railway carriage (next to a railway line?) at a farmstead in Derby. Following an intertitle: "On the 'Centaur", the final sequence shows a couple boarding a ship, followed by a brief shot of the couple on deck smoking cigarettes.
[Nuns; Boat Trip]
This film shows a series of scenes of the Shippam family during a visit to a chapel, followed by views of a working harbour, filmed by Ernest Shippam in the 1930s.
[Tour: Departure at Folkestone [?]]
This short film shows a ship moving into port slowly passing the camera, followed by shots of several men standing on boat deck dressed in hats and leather driving coats. A motorcar is lifted off the harbour and hoisted onto the deck of a ship. A group of men then crowd another man holding a sheet of paper, possibly awaiting further instructions. The film ends with a close up of several older men talking then turning to look at the camera (continues on TID: 6463).
[Tour: Loading Car on Board]
This short film (continued from TID: 6462) shows several men standing on deck dressed in hats and leather driving coats talking to each other as two motorcars are hoisted onto the deck of a ship by a crane (additional ship deck shots on TID: 6481). The film closes with shots of several cars driving off the ship, once it has moored in a port.
[Tour: Australia Bridge]
This short film shows views of a city harbour (Sydney?) with workers constructing a bridge, seen from an elevated position. The camera pans across two men, talking on the bridge, to capture views of the landscape; showing boats, industrial structures, cranes and workers, against a backdrop of built up residential areas along the water.
[Holiday to Belgium]
This film shows a series of market and street scenes filmed outside Brussels Town Hall by Ernest Shippam during a holiday in 1931. Several women in traditional national dress pass the camera carrying their shopping, accompanied by young children.
This film shows short clips of a bi-plane flying over head and the Shippam family playing a game of golf in a garden. Five men with golf clubs prepare to hit golf balls simultaneously whilst standing in a line, behaving mischievously, hitting golf balls at each other.
[Family Scenes; Royal Navy]
This film shows scenes from the Shippam family house and grounds, along with sailing and a garden party (filmed partly in colour).
A film showing the Shippam family on a picnic, at home in the garden, sailing, and flying.
Views of Rome filmed by Ernest Shippam in 1931, followed by portraits of a nun - Sister Joachim in a chapel garden walking with several children and a younger man.
[C.M.C.C - Chichester Motor Cycle Club]
This film shows a group of men standing outside a pub in a village, a sign above reads: "...Ales, Wines, Spirits". A man works on a motorcycle in a street, as a woman in a floor length coat and beret rides off on a motorcycle. Spectators watch from behind. The riders compete in time trials along country lanes, slipping in the mud. A motorcycle and side car become stuck, so a group stop to pull it out, and continue to drive. Filmed by Ernest Shippam in 1931.
[Motor Cycle Final Club?]
This short film shows members of the Chichester Motorcycle Club (on motorcylces and in cars) driving along several rural country roads, through a village and a river, during a time trial, as filmed by Ernest Shippam in 1931.
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