Title ID 2778Collection ID336
TitleHoliday in Spain
CollectionGeoffrey Woodward
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionHoliday
ThemeFamily life Travel
KeywordsCastles Dance Family Holidays Landscape Religious Buildings Ships Tourism
LocalBilbao Oxford
NationalSpain Europe England United Kingdom
ProductionGeoffrey Woodward
CameraGeoffrey Woodward
FormatColour Silent
Duration21 min. 10 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Scenes of a cruise ship and a family holiday to Guernica and Bilbao, in the Basque Country, followed by views of Oxford and a castle in the UK.


This film shows a series of ships filmed from the deck of another vessel, where the film-maker's family relax. The dining room and other areas of the ship are filmed, along with some of the other passengers. The film then cuts to street scenes in a Bilbao (?), followed by scenes of a beach and the film-maker's family visiting a dock with shots of the quayside and ships. Images of Bilbao cathedral are followed by cross-faded shots of the local scenery (seen in double exposure).

A close-up of a signpost between Bilbao and Guernica, is followed by Images of a rocky coastline and the family visiting a market. The next scenes show a group of young people in regional costume dancing together on a stage or platform.

The film then cuts to scenes of a group of people outside a large building set in landscaped grounds (perhaps a college) in Oxford. The film then cuts to the film-maker's wife being photographed reading, whilst sat in the grass within grounds of a castle, accompanied by views of the castle from the grounds. The film closes with shots of the Woodward family on board another ship at sea.