Detail

Title ID 12266Collection ID1611
Title[Odd Pieces; Jim Bryant]
Date1930s
CollectionFegans Childrens Charity
Genre/TypeAmateurInstitutionalNon-fictionAlbum/Journal
ThemeLeisure
KeywordsAircraft Airports Boats Children Leisure Time Activities Railways Social Welfare Steam Locomotives Trains Animals Seaside Resorts Sport
Location
LocalDymchurch Croydon
RegionalKent Greater London Cornwall
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionFegans Children's Charity [?]
Format9.5mm Black & White Silent
Duration15 min 13 sec
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details.

Summary

An amateur film of Fegans Children's Home trips to Cornwall, Hythe and Croydon featuring miniature railways and period airliners.

Description

An assortment of scenes including adult visitors in a large garden with greenhouses, a cricket match, a visit to a seaside town, girls and women dancing, a sing-song and a ride on the Romney, Dymchurch & Hythe Railway.

Boys holiday in Cornwall, go for a trip in a motorboat which flies a large Union flag, board the Launceston Miniature Railway, enjoy donkey rides and visit various playgrounds to play on the swings, slides and roundabouts.

An ex London Northwest Railway locomotive George V Class 4-4-0 arrives at a station and views on route follow.

At Croydon Aerodrome a French aircraft 'The Golden Ray' registration F-ALCS [Lioré et Olivier LeO 213] passes Handley Page H.P.42 G-AAXF Helena of Imperial Airways. Ground staff load luggage and ready Helena for take-off watched by a group of boys, The plane taxis and pans around the Aerodrome before taking off.

Stills

A wide black and white still image taken from TID 12266, showing a group of boys from the Feagan's home standing on a platform waiting for a narrow gauge Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch railway locomotive with carriages, to pull into the station platform.