Title ID 2768Collection ID336
Title[Bank Holiday Fair at Worthing; Chester Zoo; Family at Swanbourne and London; New Forest Ponies]
CollectionGeoffrey Woodward
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionAlbum/Journal
ThemeFamily life Urban Life Leisure
KeywordsAnimals Buildings Family Outings Parades Parks Political Demonstrations Zoological Gardens
LocalWorthing Chester Congleton Macclesfield Swanbourne London
RegionalWest Sussex Cheshire Buckinghamshire Greater London
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionGeoffrey Woodward
CameraGeoffrey Woodward
FormatColour Silent
Duration11 min. 40 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


The film-maker's family are seen on outings at various locations in the UK including: Chester Zoo; Jodrell Bank with views of several Radio Telescopes: Swanbourne: the New Forest: and at home in Worthing. Brief scenes show a CND march through London as filmed from a moving car.


Images of floats on parade are followed by scenes at Chester Zoo, including a display of trained polar bears, and Bengal tigers amongst scenes of other animals including bears and deer. [Some shots are underexposed [large empty section of film between scenes].

The film-maker's daughter is then seen playing with puppies before the film cuts to images of a large Tudor timber-framed building - Little Moreton Hall in Congleton, Cheshire.

Footage from a road of the Radio Telescope array at Jodrell Bank (Macclesfield) includes views of the surrounding landscape and a sign: "University of Manchester Department of Botany Jodrell Bank Experimental Grounds". This is followed by further family scenes outside a row of new houses. Scenes from a park follow, with boys playing and family members rowing on a boating lake.

The next shots are of protesters on a London based CND demonstration march filmed from a moving car [out of focus and shaky], before more footage of ducks and swans on a lake or pond. Finally, the film-maker's family is filmed with ponies in the New Forest.