|Title ID||2890||Collection ID||369|
|Keywords||Animals Beaches Carnivals Cultural Heritage Exhibitions Gardening Horticulture Leisure Time Activities Outings Parades Parks Zoological Gardens|
|Duration||24 min. 10 sec.|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Thus compilation of amateur material contains footage of a pram race, Leonardslee Gardens, Compton Acres, Bognor Regis seafront, a wildlife park, the Chelsea Flower Show, and a carnival parade.
Adult men ake place in a pram race, dressed up in baby costumes and as a variety of historical characters. Crowds watch as the competitors stop for a hurried roadside beer.
Spring flowers fill the flowerbeds which border the manicured lawns at Leonardslee Gardens. Visitors explore the Oriental-themed gardens at Compton Acres.
At low tide, Bognor Regis beach plays host to horse-riders. Children wearing their school uniforms play in the shallows. A waterskier rides the waves. Winter storms see waves crashing over the sea defences onto the seafront promenade.
The film-maker's car drives through a wildlife park where he films baboons, vultures, tigers, lions and leopards. Visitors are invited to mingle with the elephants. Elsewhere giraffe, penguins and flamingoes inhabit their enclosures, and dolphins perform acrobatics.
A visit to London includes a trip to the Chelsea Flower Show. The film-maker records the floral exhibits inside the marquees and the competition gardens. The Changing of the Guard takes place at Buckingham Palace. A few shots of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge follow.
Floats process through town streets, headed by a marching band and the carnival queen. Folk dancers, Southern Vineyards and the Police force are amongst those taking part.