|Title ID||7400||Collection ID||976|
|Title||[Wales; Royal Yacht Britannia; Dymchurch Scenes; Lambeth Scenes]|
|Theme||Leisure Urban Life|
|Keywords||Beaches Royalty Sea Fishing Ships Urban Areas Religious Buildings Central Government|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This amateur silent film opens with a number of scenes of family and friends relaxing on a beach in North Wales. The middle and end of the film shows scenes around London, including the Royal Yacht Britannia and a couple sightseeing in the vicinity of Lambeth Palace.
The film opens with scenes of the family on a sandy beach in North Wales; a woman lies on a rug amongst the sand dunes. A group of boys play an informal game of football on the beach and a woman runs down the side of a dune towards the camera, followed by a young man.
The film cuts to scenes of the Royal Yacht Britannia [HMY Britannia] sailing on the River Thames; the silhouette of Tower Bridge can be seen in the background. [Britannia was taking taking Princess Margaret and her husband Anthony Armstrong Jones (Lord Snowdon) on honeymoon]. A Union Jack flies from the bow of the ship.
The film cuts away to shots of men sea fishing using rods on a shingle beach, before returning to London where a woman [Joan ?] in a yellow dress is seen standing next to the River Thames opposite the Palace of Westminster; she turns to look at the camera. This is followed by shots of Lambeth Palace and a man [Joan's fiancé/husband ?] walking across Lambeth Bridge, with Millbank behind him. The same woman is seen for a few frames at the end of the film, standing in a park.