Title ID 5144Collection ID701
TitleSpain 1963; [Pick-up and Drop-off in France]
CollectionTott Family
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fiction
ThemeTravel Family Life
KeywordsAircraft Airports Animals Beaches Cars Farming Holidays Travel
LocalBiarritz Lydd Granada Madrid Pavia San Sebastian Seville Yport
NationalEngland United Kingdom France Spain Morocco Gibraltar
ProductionTott Family
CameraTott Family
ParticipantsBernard Tott; Irene Tott; Alison Tott
FormatColour Silent
Duration28 min. 35 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A family fly from England to France and drive to Spain. Here, they visit many towns including Madrid and Seville. They also drop off a family member at Yport, France.


The film begins with a close-up of a poster depicting a bullfighter with the words “Fantastico Corrida”. A family drive to Lydd Airport. The Lydd Airport footage shows the terminal building and the air freighters belonging to British United; the passenger and car loading operations are shown. There are views from the window as the plane takes off.

As the car drives across a bridge, a sign post reads “Biarritz”.


There are views of the sunset over the sea. There is a castle on top of a hill. Small carts carrying children are pulled by goats.


Donkeys walk along the roadside carrying goods. There are scenes of the town, a Roman bridge and people farming.


A woman fans herself in the heat. There are views of the town and donkeys pulling carts.


Views of the town, including fountains and a cathedral. We see a man riding a donkey down the road and palm trees.


There are views from a plane. There is an African market selling clothing, fruit and spices. A boat trip shows views of the coast. A plane takes off.


Here, there are views of the town and gardens, including the architecture of the buildings. A flamenco dancer dances outside. In the desert, a man attends to his car. There are view of a mountain range and houses sat on the hillside.

There is footage of the evening lights and fountains. In the daytime, people dance traditional folk dances in the street. At a bullfight, the toreadors enter the arena, followed by the bull. There is footage of the fight itself. In Northern France, a catholic service takes place beside the sea. There is a procession of hunters, priests and choir boys. Scouts carry a model of a ship. After views from a plane, a family group are seen disembarking a ferry.