Title ID 1102Collection ID610
TitleSunday Afternoon Interlude
Date1937 - 1938
CollectionSpot Botting
ThemeRural Life Commemoration
KeywordsCelebrations Children Commemorative Events Dance Festivals Film Making Performing Arts Sport Visual Arts
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionErnest A. "Spot" Botting
CameraErnest A. "Spot" Botting
DirectorErnest A. "Spot" Botting
ProducerErnest A. "Spot" Botting; Mrs H. Pack (Egerton May Festival 1938)
ParticipantsErnest A. "Spot" Botting (?); Mrs. H. Pack; Miss H. Weeks
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration13 min. 50 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A compilation of short fiction and non-fiction films made by Ernest A. "Spot" Botting, including footage of the 1938 Egerton May Festival.


Some Odds and a Few Ends. Home movie footage which includes images of the family dog playing in the garden and being spoon-fed ice-cream.

Life is But an Empty Dream. A woman is given the power to make things disappear in this fiction film.

Soup! Soup!! Beautiful Soup!!! Humorous footage of a group of people eating soup.

Easily Remedied. A fiction film in which a woman has the power to turn back time - this ability is demonstrated by reverse-motion footage.

With E.T.C. on August Bank Holiday. Home movie footage of people enjoying a tea-break after playing lawn tennis.

Egerton May Festival 1938. Footage of the 1938 Egerton May Festival, specifically the events surrounding the crowning of the young May Queen.


A still from 'Sunday Afternoon Interlude' (1937-1938) showing people feeding icecream to a dogA still from 'Sunday Afternoon Interlude' (1937-1938) showing two children eating applesA still from 'Sunday Afternoon Interlude' (1937-1938) showing the May Queen and attendants