Detail

Title ID 7320Collection ID946
Title[Chessington Zoo; Scottish Marching Band]
Date[ca. 1973]
CollectionDavid R. Durant Films
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionAlbum/Journal
ThemeFamily Life Leisure
KeywordsAnimals Fairgrounds Family Leisure Time Activities Railways Rural Areas
Location
LocalChessington
RegionalSurrey
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionDavid R. Durant
CameraDavid R. Durant
FormatColour Silent
Duration00:03:45:08
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This edited compilation shows scenes at Chessington Zoo including the fairground rides in the park. The next part shows a Scottish marching band parading through a park and a light aircraft flying at distance over the houses, landing in a field. The film closes with a shot of a House Sparrow sitting on a nest box holding nesting material in its beak.

Description

This film shows scenes of Chessington Zoo that includes a Peacock displaying his tail feathers, an Otter sitting on a rock and the Chessington Passenger Transport (Road?) miniature railway (12' inch Gauge) passing several fairground rides in the park. The next section shows a Scottish marching band parading through a park and a rural/ residential view of a light aircraft flying at distance over the houses, landing in a field. The film closes with a single portrait shot of a common House Sparrow sitting on a nest box holding nesting material in its beak.