Title ID 9815Collection ID1162
TitleBlakeney [Norfolk] 1950
CollectionCorder Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Seaside
KeywordsAircraft Animals Beaches Boats Bridges Family Harbours Religious Buildings Rivers Rural Areas
LocalBlakeney Walsingham
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionGeoffrey Corder
CameraGeoffrey Corder
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film follows the Corder Family on holiday in Blakeney, Norfolk and surrounding towns in the early 1950s. The family visit a church in Walsingham, Norfolk and explore the countryside.


The film shows the family on the beach dressed in swimwear (faded shots), walking along a beach and paddling in the sea. Panoramic shots of the beach and coastal landscape, and the family playing with a boat (Very dark) follow. The family now indoors, sit around a table eating cake and drinking tea as a large group.

The family are then seen walking up from the beach with the harbour behind them. A scene of a car park, is followed by scenes of the family near to the harbour. The film then focuses on the water, where a sailboat with racing numbers passes the camera (14/K37?). Several other pleasure boats are seen moored in the harbour.

The family are seen playing in a river, followed by a panorama of a village street with cars driving through from a car park. This is then followed by several shots of the exterior of a church 'The Shrine of our Lady of Walsingham', with shots of the church sign outside.

The next section follows the family on a walking tour of the countryside, where the family sit on a bridge over a river to take photographs and pet horses in a field. The family then return to the beach. The camera captures a plane flying overhead (?) returning to the children playing on the beach. (Blemishes & holes in stock). The final film is of another sail boat with race number (TE16) followed by a houseboat (?) that has toppled over on dry land.