Detail

Title ID 2504Collection ID258
Title[A Guild outing to London's Docks and Greenwich]
Date(ca. 1934)
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeTransport
KeywordsBoats Men Outings Docks Rivers Steamships Transport Fashion Coats Hats
Location
LocalLondon
RegionalCity of London Greater London
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
Productionunknown
Other creditsThe Duncan Brand Collection
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration04 min. 05 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This short film shows a large group of men on a trip along the river Thames (identified on the can as being a 'Guild Outing'). The men in formal coats and hats are the focus of the film with London's dock yards as the backdrop to their trip.

Description

This film shows a group of men on an outing on the River Thames passing London's docks and wharves. The large party of men are seen waiting on the dock side, then further men are seen disembarking from a large ship, walking one by one down the gangway. The men are dressed in long overcoats; many smoking pipes and wearing fedora hats (some wear other hats including Homburg hats and flat caps). Most of the men smile or wave, whilst one man hides his face from the camera. The men are then seen grouped aboard a smaller boat. The camera pans across the group of men; a clergyman, wearing his white collar can be seen in their group. As they make their way down the river, the group pass Thames barges, with their distinctive sails, as well as a large paddle steamer laden with passengers. The film ends with the group's arrival at Westminster Pier (a sign reads 'P.L.A. Westminster Pier') where they disembark.

Stills

A still [A Guild outing to London's Docks and Greenwich] (1934)