Detail

Title ID 940Collection ID405
Title[Guides Centenary World Camp at Windsor]
DateAugust 1957
CollectionBreit Family
Genre/TypeAmateurNon-fiction
KeywordsCamping Commemorative Events Dance Girl Guides
Location
LocalWindsor
RegionalBerkshire
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionBreit family [?]
Format16mm Colour Silent
Duration6min. 4sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

A short amateur film featuring scenes from the Guides Centenary World Camp at Windsor in 1957. The film opens with a member of the Guides at home preparing to set off for the camp. At Windsor Great Park, Guides from different nations gather to celebrate the centenary; the film includes dances and performances by Guides from various countries, as well as general scenes of the camp.

Description

The film opens with a woman dressed in a Girl Guides uniform walking in a garden; she is carrying a rucksack and a holdall. The film cuts to the World Guide Camp at Windsor Great Park; flags from various nations can be seen flying atop of two towers. Close-up of a plaque: "Windsor, Berkshire 1857-1957". African woman walking through the camp, followed by shots of performances by different national groups. Girl guides parade, with marching band, all dressed in what appears to be Girl Guide uniforms from different periods. Shots of campers dressed in different national costumes; a large audience outside a marquee watch dances and other performances. The film concludes with general shots of the campsite.