Title ID 1627Collection ID499
TitleWimbledon YMCA
Genre/TypeProfessionalTelevision companyNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsCharities Men Social Welfare Youth Youth Organizations
RegionalGreater London
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionBBC TV [?]
DistributorBBC TV [?]
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Duration2min. 48sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


The YMCA at Wimbledon features in this short silent film created by BBC TV [?]. Residents are filmed eating a meal and taking part in various activities such as chess and basketball.


The film opens with a shot of a sign: "Wimbledon YMCA"; shot of the exterior of the YMCA building. Inside, a man talks to smartly dressed men of various races. In the dining room the men are seen at dining tables laid out ready for a meal; they stand and pray before eating. Shots of them relaxing in a bedroom and two men play chess. In the sports hall, a group play basketball and in the canteen men queue up to be served; they chat to the canteen staff.