Title ID 3348Collection ID1291
Title[Family Holiday in Spain]
Date[ca. 1960s]
CollectionBarclay Family
ThemeFamily life Travel
KeywordsAirports Beaches Cultural Events Domestic Gardens Fetes Holidays Leisure Time Activities Religious Festivals Travel Tourism
LocalMerstham Redhill Marbella Fuengirola Estepona
NationalEngland United Kingdom Gibraltar Spain Europe
ProductionMr Barclay
CameraMr Barclay
ParticipantsMr Barclay; Hilary Barclay; May Barclay
Format16mm Mixed Colour and Black & White Silent
Duration28 min. 55 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A compilation of home movie footage which features a family motorholiday to Spain.


The film opens with images of the garden of the film-maker's Surrey home. Flowers populate the garden whilst young girls and kitten play on the grass. A fete takes place in the grounds of a school - visitors peruse the stalls and watch as girls perform a Scottish folk dance. An outings to the house and grounds of Sheffield Park ends with portraits of adult friends and family.

The film continues with footage of a family motorholiday to Spain. The holidaymakers enjoy the sandy beaches, visit towns and villages, and take several ferry journeys. On one occasion their car gets stuck in a field - they attempt to free it by putting branches under its back wheels. When they are on the road again, the film-maker films as the car drives along Spanish roads. They explore the streets of the old town and watch as local children participate in a Catholic festival. They also have breakfast in a courtyard, take a donkey ride through a village, and film as planes land at an airport.