Title ID 4455Collection ID544
Title[Holiday to Bournemouth [?]]
Date[ca. 1950]; [ca. 1953]
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionCelebration
KeywordsBeaches Celebrations Piers Outings Holidays
LocalBournemouth [?]
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionNot known
FormatMixed Colour and Black & White Silent
Duration23 min. 8 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Interior, seaside and village scenes, including those filmed at Bournemouth in Coronation year, 1953, by an unknown film-maker while on outings and holidays.


Interior scenes open the film. The camera pans across a living room, where a fireplace, mirror in an art deco style, small television, dresser and sofa, and pictures on the walls are seen. Coastal views, taken from an elevated position, follow. Beach huts line the sea front. The coastal town is seen from the pier, its houses rising up from the beach, built on a slope. The pier is seen from the beach. The camera pans across sea front buildings and fishing boats in the port. A cottage with a thatched roof is seen, where bunting decorates the garden. Country lane views are also included.

Further seaside scenes follow. Bournemouth [?] Pier stretches out into the sea beyond the beach. The choppy sea is shown, where white foam is thrown up and onto the beach. Steam ships are shown, moving off. Views of sea front buildings and the promenade, sandy beach and oval-shaped pool follow. Swans and cygnets dip their necks under the water at a lake. The family dog plays on the beach, catching a ball in its mouth. Street scenes during coronation year, 1953, follow. Flags fly overhead. A banner reading 'long may she reign' and bunting hangs along the pier [?].

A young woman is seen on a pebble beach. Waves wash up, dragging stones back down the beach. A castle in a park, where a ramp leads to its entrance, is seen. Cathedral and countryside views follow. Regatta scenes close the film.