Title ID 1429Collection ID275
Title[Skiing in Switzerland and at Purley Ice Rink]
DateJanuary 1949; February 1949; May 1949
CollectionH A Voss
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionHoliday
ThemeLeisure Travel
KeywordsDance Holidays Lakes Landscape Leisure Time Activities Recreational Facilities Sport Tourism Travel
LocalGeneva Château d'Oex Purley
RegionalGeneva Vaud Croydon Greater London
NationalSwitzerland England United Kingdom Europe
ProductionH A Voss
CameraH A Voss
ParticipantsMr. Tony Voss and Miss Christine Voss (son and daughter, skating and skiing)
FormatMixed Colour and Black & White Silent
Duration13 min. 20 sec.
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A shot of Geneva from across the lake opens the film, followed by footage of the Swiss Alpine resort of Château d'Oex in January 1949. Voss films his children Tony and Christine skiing and ice-skating on a frozen lake where an ice hockey game later takes place. Landscape scenes are followed by footage of "dance club" practice at Purley Ice Rink, filmed that May.