Title ID 3346Collection ID1291
Title[Family Barclay Film I; Fair; Wedding; Pool; Holiday]
CollectionBarclay Family
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeFamily life Fashion Leisure
KeywordsSport Domestic Gardens Animals Rivers Beaches Trains Weddings Wedding Dresses Swimming Food Outings Family Railways
LocalLondon Eastbourne
RegionalEast Sussex Greater London Hertfordshire Surrey
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionNot known
Format9.5mm Black & White Silent
Duration16 min. 24 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A compilation of family scenes filmed on holidays, outings, picnics and trips to London, Sussex and Essex in 1932.


A title reads 'Member of the Institute of Incorporated Amateur Cinematographers Ldt., IAC'. Men play cricket on a rough patch of grass. They tumble over one another and fielders scramble chaotically to find the ball. A woman in workday clothes walks purposefully into a garden. A kitten plays on the grass. Crowds wait on a railway platform. Family members enjoy a picnic under a tree. Footage shot from a swing merry-go-round, fair and fireworks display, where sparks read 'Good Night', follow. A woman walks through a field carrying a picnic basket. Wedding / Marriage scenes follow; a young woman wears a full length satin dress and stands with her new husband before climbing into a motorcar. Riverside views follow. Three young women walk on a side street in adjacent to Oxford Street in London. Members of the Stock Exchange Swimming Club dive into the River Thames in Middlesex and swim through the water on their annual social occasion. A group of young men push a large inflatable ball, which reads 'Daily Mail', around a field. Pool scenes follow; a young man pushes a young woman under the water. Others splash and swim, dive and play, in the outdoor pool. Family members picnic and walk in the countryside. Burnt House Farm in Essex, a Bed and Breakfast, is shown in panning footage. A woman tends to the chickens and family members gather in the garden. A young girl holds a cat and strokes it in the sun. Modern housing on a residential street, and village scenes, are seen in panning footage. A farmer herds cattle and a dog sits at the entrance to the police station. The town is seen in elevated views. Beach scenes follow. The skeleton of a bird is shown on the sandy beach. A bridge reaches over a river, running through a town. Family members take a countryside walks and play golf on a course. Footage shot from a train as it moves along the platform follows. An image of the Union flag with George V (1865 - 1936), and the words 'God Save the King', close the film.