Collection Wallis / Collingridge
A collection of travelogue films from a 1930s female amateur film-making duo - Maud Wallis and Ruth Collingridge. The pair captured a series of travelogues and cultural anthropological scenes in around the world and across the United Kingdom.
|Collection ID||1183||Reference code||ES 101213|
|Title||Wallis / Collingridge|
|Dates||1920s - 1940s|
|Production||Maud Wallis and Ruth Collingridge|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
A collection of travelogue films from a 1930s female amateur film-making duo - Maud Wallis and Ruth Collingridge. The pair captured a series of travelogues and cultural anthropological scenes in Australia, Austria, Bali, France, New Zealand and across the United Kingdom. Trips around the UK show Royal Windsor in Berkshire; the North Devon coast at Bideford, Ilfracombe and the historic village of Clovelly; rural village scenes from Dunster in Somerset and in Braemar in Scotland, for a Royal visit to the Royal Highland Games in 1933. The collection also includes film of the 1933 voyage by Lord and Lady Baden-Powell around the Baltic, on the SS Calgaric, for the Scout and Guide ‘Argosy of Peace’.
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[London to Australia]
|Date||22-23 May 1930||ID||9328|
An intertitled travelogue film of a trip to Australia starts with a map showing the journey from London to Australia, followed by views at different stages of the route: a bus; arrival at a train station; a sea voyage; the crew and other passengers aboard ship. The ship docks in Melbourne showing several streets scenes. On to Sydney, with the Harbour Bridge, still under construction. A title reads: "Manley Beach" (sic) with footage of surfers and soldier crabs; closing with views over Brisbane.
A Cremation Bali
This edited and titled film shows a traditional Balinese cremation ceremony. Every aspect of the ceremony is shown in detail (with descriptive intertitles) from the extensive preparations to the final stage where the ashes are taken out to sea.
Wellington N.Z. B.S. G.G. Rally
|Date||28 February 1931||ID||9330|
This edited and titled black and white film shows a Scout and Guide Rally held at the Basin Reserve (Cricket ground) in Wellington, NZ, in 1931 to honour the visit of Chief Scout Lord Robert and Lady Olave Baden-Powell. The film includes mixed divisions of Scouts and Guides participating in marches, displays, inspections and speeches from a raised platform, followed by a reception for Lord and Lady Baden-Powell.
This short intertitled black and white film shows the events of the Royal Highland Games at Braemar. The Royal household are seen arriving, followed by the procession of the clans, dancing and a wrestling competition. The film closes with the Royal party - HM King George V, HM Queen Mary, the Duke and Duchess of York and their daughter HRH Princess Elizabeth leaving by carriage.
[Scouting Voyage on the SS Calgaric]
|Date||12 -29 August 1933||ID||9332|
This edited and intertitled film shows an extended voyage by Lord and Lady Baden-Powell visiting many troops and companies of Scouts and Guides, as they cruise the Baltic on the SS Calgaric for an ‘Argosy of Peace’. Split over two reels, the film includes scenic views of the nations visited, with welcome parades and greetings by dignitaries, national costumes and uniforms, close-ups of badges, speeches, processions, rallies, dances, games and meals.
This edited and intertitled travelogue film shows a cruise from Folkestone, England to the Stubai Valley, near Innsbruck, in Austria. The film also includes descriptive intertitles highlighting local agricultural processes, regional customs, and traditional Tyrolean dress. The film shows views of the rural mountainous villages of Mieders and Fulpmes in Tyrol. The final section shows the film-makers returning to the UK via ship.
[Climbing in France]
This edited and intertitled pre-war film shows a group of friends on a climbing trip in the Rhône-Alpes Savoie region of France. The group plan and make preparations at home in a garden, before packing their belongings to set off. In France, the group climb and walk, with views of rural village life, plants and wildlife. The group stop at Pralognan, the waterfalls of the La Fraiche valley, Val-d'Isere and Col de L'Iseran.
|Date||[ca. late 1930s]||ID||9339|
This short black and white film shows street scenes of the historic fishing village of Clovelly, North Devon. Views of Steep Street with The Ship Inn, the Harbour, close-ups of the donkeys used to carry tourists up the steep hill, and portraits of local people (some shaky shots). [Additional material of Clovelly on TID:9343].
This short black and white film shows a large gathering of women for a garden party, with afternoon tea and portrait shots of several women posing for the camera, or having tea and biscuits.
[Chalice Well at Glastonbury]
This short black and white travelogue film shows several noted landmarks in Somerset that includes the Chalice Well at Glastonbury, exterior views of Wells Cathedral and the Plague Cross at Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.
[Clovelly; Circus; Devon Bays]
This brief pre-war film shows an ARP recruitment sign in a window and brief shots of a man re-laying a cobbled street by hand. There are views of a rocky coastline, the Circus transporting animals, including elephants, along a country road, and views of the coast at Croyde Bay, Bideford Bay and Ilfracombe. [Additional film of Ilfracombe on TID:9344 and Clovelly on TID:9339].
This short film shows an outing to Windsor Castle, with views from the battlements and the King's foot guards dressed in Bearskin hats parading through the grounds. The site is busy with family groups exploring the grounds between buildings including views of St George's Chapel.
[North Devon; Glastonbury]
This short film shows views of the coast at Ilfracombe, a trip to the medieval village of Dunster, with views of the High Street and The Yarn Market building, behind a row of parked cars. A woman tours the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey.
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