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The Opening of the Croydon Orpheum
|Date||23 March 1913||ID||15|
The film records the crowd in front of the cinema, waiting to get in. People stand in the rain with umbrellas. People are seen going inside. Outside, Policemen supervise the crowd. A group of boys and other people acknowledge the camera. A car arrives. Men in top hats and women in smart clothes are filmed. A horse drawn carriage arrives. The film ends with a panorama of the entrance to the cinema.
[Moruth; School Sports; Christening]
Florence Nightingale Payne films family and friends in the gardens of her Surrey home 'Moruth'. Her daughter Margaret joins classmates at Croham Hurst School's Sports Day. Members of the extended Nightingale family gather at the christening of the Edward John Nightingale.
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.
[Odd Pieces; Jim Bryant]
An amateur film of Fegans Children's Home trips to Cornwall, Hythe and Croydon featuring miniature railways and period airliners.
[Croydon Aerodrome; Margaret's Wedding]
|Date||1932; 27 March 1943||ID||2741|
In 1932 patriarch Moses Nightingale takes his family to view the biplanes at Croydon Aerodrome. Many of them gather again eleven years later for the wedding of his granddaughter Margaret Payne to Captain Jim Walker of the Royal Norfolk Regiment at All Saints' Church, Sanderstead.
[Ross Family Pictures I]
|Date||[ca. mid 1930s]||ID||564|
A compilation of home movie material showing family gatherings in gardens and family outings to a shingle beach where the men play to the camera, pulling grotesque faces. There is also footage of aircraft at Croydon Aerodrome, including the Lufthansa JU-52 D-AFER 'Franz Büchner' which has a Swastika emblem on its tail fin.
[Ross Family Pictures V]
|Date||[ca. mid 1930s]||ID||570|
This home movie compilation opens with images of a handful of adults skating on a frozen lake. The film continues with footage of several air shows and of family outings to a shingle beach. In addition, Mr and Mrs Charles Ross visit Croydon Aerodrome where they observe numerous aircraft including the Imperial Airways planes 'City of Coventry' and 'City of Washington'.
[King's Mead School Trip to Croydon Aerodrome; Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race; Funeral of King George V]
|Date||[ca. 1933 - 1935]; 1936||ID||2956|
An amateur film-maker films the planes taxiing, landing and taking off at Croydon Aerodrome; follows the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race on the River Thames; and records the funeral cortege of King George V from a high vantage point.
[Tenby. Phillipa’s Wedding]
Margaret Payne is joined by friends and family on a grass tennis court, on the beach, and at (Tenby?) train station. On 18th September 1935 she acts as bridesmaid for her father's cousin Phillipa Payne on the occasion of her wedding to Hubert Killick at All Saints' Church, Sanderstead.
|Date||[ca. 1936 - 1939]||ID||8610|
This edited black and white film with titles, depicts Elizabeth pushing a toddler in a child's replica toy car around the garden. The group are then seen playing on a swing and picking flowers in their garden.
A Holiday in Denmark
Both colour and black and white footage documents a holiday to Denmark, including the flight from Croydon airfield, the beach at Tisvildeleje, and Copenhagen street scenes.
Rosemary; [Family Events of 1939]
|Date||1937; 1938; 1939||ID||1673|
Films by the Gowlland family, focusing on their first child, Rosemary, at home and on holiday. The films, begin with Rosemary as a new baby and show her growing up as she learns to crawl and then walk. Rosemary plays in the garden, has her first Christmas, and enjoys days at the beach at Middleton with the family.
[West Wickham Plays; Parades; Train]
|Date||1937 - 1938||ID||7490|
This film features scenes from plays performed by the all-female dramatic section of the West Wickham Constitutional Association. Titles and credits are given for each play, which are all performed outdoors. The film ends with scenes of a wartime marching parade.
This edited colour and black and white films highlights places of interest in Croydon, Surrey. The film has intertitles throughout and opens with images of Croydon. The film includes material from Croydon Aerodrome/ Airport, aircraft movement, the 1920s terminal building, panorama footage from on top of Park Hill Water Tower, Coronation lights on Croydon Town Hall at night and Kings Wood bluebells in bloom.
The Family at Play
This intertitled film shows the family at home celebrating Christmas. The family spend time promenading in the garden and playing games with the children. The children are also seen playing with their toys in the garden.
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