Title ID 1114Collection ID46
TitleA Filmic Review No: 1
Date[1934 - 1935?]
CollectionBarnes Brothers
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeUrban Life
KeywordsAircraft Animals Beaches Camping Carnivals Cultural Heritage Film Making Holidays Landscape Leisure Time Activities Parades Rural Areas Seaside Resorts Tourism Urban Areas Beachwear Fashion
LocalBeaulieu Birchington Land's End London Margate
RegionalCornwall Greater London Hampshire
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionA Barnes Brothers Production
CameraJohn Barnes; Bill Barnes
DirectorBill Barnes; John Barnes
EditorJohn Barnes
Other creditsBill Barnes; John Barnes (Scenario); Bill Barnes (Titles)
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration8 min. 45 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A compilation of amateur material which includes footage of some of London's famous landmarks, such as Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus, the floats being paraded at Birchington Carnival, Beaulieu Abbey, Cobham's Air Display, Margate's seafront in the height of summer, and Land's End.


The Barnes Brothers' Filmic Review starts with views of London followed by a woman artist (Garlick Barnes) at work. Next, Kent farm workers gather hay while Birchington holds its annual carnival - with bands, floats and people in fancy dress processing around the town. There are also scenes of Cobhams Air Circus (G-ABXY) in action followed by summer crowds on Margate's beach and its Lido and clock tower, including two women wearing trousers and backless tops. The film ends with dramatic shots of the rocks at Land's End