Cricket Parties

1937 - 1950 , Tolleshunt D'Arcy (Essex)

A record of an annual cricket match and luncheon in an Essex village.

Joyce Allingham, amateur filmmaker and sister of noted English crime writer Margery Allingham, shot these films at an annual cricket match and luncheon hosted by Margery and her husband Philip Youngman Carter at their home in Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex. Said to be one of the highlights of life in the village, Joyce captures these annual 'cricket parties' beginning in 1937 and running until 1950, with a necessary break during World War II. The 1937 match was played against a team from the north Essex village of Chappel, whilst Joyce captures the luncheon in the following year, after which the players gather together for a group photograph and the winners urn is carefully carried off. Returning after the war for the 1948 match, Joyce shows preparations for the big day, followed by the 'feast', a photograph and the match itself. In the evening, guests celebrate inside D'Arcy house, where Margery herself acts as barmaid. Joyce also captures highlights from the 1949 and 1950 meetings, the latter featuring shots of Margery preparing lunch.

Featured Buildings

D'Arcy House, Tolleshunt D'Arcy

Keywords

Celebrations; Cricket; Parties; Village life

  • Maker : Joyce Allingham

Manifestations

Cricket Parties

  • Barcode
    INV395491
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:09:57
    Modification Date
    16/10/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    732016
  • Barcode
    INV391473
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:09:57
    Modification Date
    16/10/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    732015
  • Barcode
    INV390488
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:09:57
    Modification Date
    16/10/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    732013
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV357507
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:06:22
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    711225
  • Barcode
    INV491326
    Canonical Identifier
    VP-1481
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour System
    bw
    Colour Type
    bw
    Duration
    0:03:00
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    05/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    707180
    Sound
    silent
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV467677
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:06:25
    Modification Date
    18/04/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    706421
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV229760
    Canonical Identifier
    2002/91
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour System
    bw
    Colour Type
    bw
    Duration
    0:06:22
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    28/02/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    703037
    Sound
    silent

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