Title ID 2890Collection ID369
TitleMovie Scrapbook
Date[ca. 1972]
CollectionBob Kemp
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fiction
ThemeRural Life
KeywordsAnimals Beaches Carnivals Cultural Heritage Exhibitions Gardening Horticulture Leisure Time Activities Outings Parades Parks Zoological Gardens
LocalLower Beeding Horsham Bognor Regis Canford Cliffs Poole Chelsea London
RegionalDorset Greater London West Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionBob Kemp
CameraBob Kemp
FormatColour Silent
Duration24 min. 10 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Thus compilation of amateur material contains footage of a pram race, Leonardslee Gardens, Compton Acres, Bognor Regis seafront, a wildlife park, the Chelsea Flower Show, and a carnival parade.


Adult men ake place in a pram race, dressed up in baby costumes and as a variety of historical characters. Crowds watch as the competitors stop for a hurried roadside beer.

Spring flowers fill the flowerbeds which border the manicured lawns at Leonardslee Gardens. Visitors explore the Oriental-themed gardens at Compton Acres.

At low tide, Bognor Regis beach plays host to horse-riders. Children wearing their school uniforms play in the shallows. A waterskier rides the waves. Winter storms see waves crashing over the sea defences onto the seafront promenade.

The film-maker's car drives through a wildlife park where he films baboons, vultures, tigers, lions and leopards. Visitors are invited to mingle with the elephants. Elsewhere giraffe, penguins and flamingoes inhabit their enclosures, and dolphins perform acrobatics.

A visit to London includes a trip to the Chelsea Flower Show. The film-maker records the floral exhibits inside the marquees and the competition gardens. The Changing of the Guard takes place at Buckingham Palace. A few shots of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge follow.

Floats process through town streets, headed by a marching band and the carnival queen. Folk dancers, Southern Vineyards and the Police force are amongst those taking part.