Title ID 1444Collection ID275
Title[B.P.C. Outing; Picnic]
Date28 June 1950
CollectionH A Voss
KeywordsBoats Bridges Landscape Leisure Time Activities Outings Rivers Rural Areas Villages
LocalMarlow Henley Sonning
RegionalBuckinghamshire Wokingham Berkshire
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionH A Voss
CameraH A Voss
FormatColour Silent
Duration8 min. 40 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film records the British Phosphate Commissioners' Annual Picnic in 1950.


The party board a coach to Buckinghamshire, where they take a river boat ride from Marlow to Henley, before a walk around Sonning village. The boat passes through locks as it nears Henley, and people punt across the river nearby. The passengers later take a walk along the riverside. Groups of people stroll across a churchyard to the picturesque village of Sonning and visit its inn, the Bull. Back on the boat, cattle are seen being driven along the river bank, and river bathers are spotted.