Collection Bob Burns
A collection of family films by Amateur film-maker Bob Burns, from the late 1950s to mid 1970s. Films includes holidays to the Balearic Islands and several Butlin's and Warner holiday camps in the UK. Other films show a collection of weddings at North Bersted Parish Church (West Sussex) and a series of family outings and group trips by Royal Oak Pub Darts club.
|Collection ID||855||Reference code||WS 070111|
|Dates||1950s - 1970s|
|Materials||FILM Standard 8mm MODERN SLIDES|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This collection dating from the late 1950s to mid 1970s features the family of Bob Burns enjoying several family holidays to a series of Butlin's Holiday camps that includes Wick Ferry, Skegness, Minehead, Clacton-on-Sea and the Warners Woodside Bay camp on the Isle of Wight. Other holidays include a visit to The Tropicana, a former lido in Weston-super-Mare and a holiday to the Baleric Island of Mallorca.
Closer to home, Burns captured outings by the Darts club from a local pub, the Royal Oak. The group regularly took a Southdown coach to Maidenhead, to take trips on the river towards Windsor, Reading and later the Isle of Wight.
The films also show highlights of Bognor Carnival, a Pram race for Rag Week, a series of weddings at North Bersted Parish Church, and family gatherings featuring the Burns' children, at a South Bersted Cricket Match, playing in a domestic garden and with friends and family at Christmas time.
Films in this collection:
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[South Bersted Cricket Match]
Scenes from the South Bersted Cricket Mach knockout competition [continued from TID: 6418]. The film includes the SBCC flag flying on the pavilion, the chalk board 1st round pairings played over 4 overs. Scenes from the match, plus women laying the table; children playing short cricket and competitors waiting to bat. At a break the children eat a salad lunch.
[Holiday at Christchurch and Isle of Wight]
This holiday film includes a visit to the Warner's Woodside Bay holiday park outdoor pool. Scenes include a young girl being taught how to swim, a boy playing with a large ball in the water and the family sitting on the terrace. The second part shows scenes from a freshwater swimming competition (?) and a rescue training exercise by several policemen. The film closes with scenes of a family group aboard a fishing boat at sea, and the Burns family on the beach.
[Janetâ€™s Wedding; Isle of Wight Holiday]
A two part family film that includes a wedding at North Bersted Parish church, with the bridesmaids in pastel blue and the wedding party posing for photographs. The second part shows a family outing to the Isle of Wight from Southampton. Shots include views of the ferry passing through the docks with close-ups of the Queen Elizabeth II moored there.
[Holiday to Woodside Bay]
This film shows scenes from a family sailing holiday and trip to the Warnerâ€™s Woodside Bay holiday camp on the Isle of Wight. The opening scenes show the family tethering the sails of a boat on a windy beach at a local sailing club [some damage, not included in online clip].
[Isle of Wight Holiday; Yarmouth; QE2]
This film shows a young girl doing a jigsaw puzzle on grass in front of a holiday chalet. Two men act out a comedy routine in front of a gathering of people, and on a road. The film shows the family waking on the beach, feeding seagulls, and views of various boats, ships and ferries, including the Queen Elizabeth II.
[Holiday in Majorca]
A film showing a family holiday to Majorca, that includes the family leaving their aircraft on a runway, a young girl sitting in an inflatable ring at a villa pool, and the family looking at the view from their apartment balcony. The family visit a market, have drinks in a street cafe and visit the Antonio Parietti and Coll monument in PollenĂ§a.
[Holiday in the Lake District and Guernsey]
Two family holidays are shown; the first to the Lake District and the Second to Guernsey in the Channel Islands. The first holiday shows the children feeding a pony, playing on the edge of a lake and watching boats on the late. The second holiday to Guernsey shows the family at St Peter Port, watching the "Ile de Serk" leave the harbour with Castle Cornet in the background. The film closes with a family visit to a butterfly house, and a flowering garden (?).
The film shows an air display featuring the RAF Red Arrows display team, followed by a group of young people drinking alcohol in a seating area, outside "The George & Dragon" pub during a 'three legged race', as a part of rag week events (?).
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