Title ID 5433Collection ID766
Title[Holiday Scenes]
CollectionJohn Wood Collection
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieIndependent AmateurNon-fictionHoliday
ThemeTravel Family Life
KeywordsBoats Buildings Docks Family Harbours Holidays Houses Leisure Time Activities Men Motor Vehicles Mothers Quays Rural Areas Ships Swimming Transport Urban Areas Villages
LocalProvince of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (?) Tenerife (?)
NationalEurope Spain
ProductionMr Kenneth Wood
CameraWood family
FormatColour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This holiday film documents a family holiday to a rural lakeside location in Spain (Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife ?), followed by scenes of the family relaxing next to a pool and aboard a ship or ferry playing deck Quoits and posing for the camera during a rough sea journey.


This film opens with scenes of tightly packed villas on a hillside and close-ups within the courtyard and exterior of a large villa hotel with amphitheatre-style ornate gardens.

The family take a sightseeing trip around the Island, filming a policeman or traffic warden directing traffic at the side of a road; panoramas of a dockside; landscape views of a hillside; a banana plantation (?); and a mother and child next to a car: (registration TF 7357) in a street with several local women walking on a road carrying baskets and other supplies on their heads.

The second part of the film shows views of a villa set beside a pool within a large plantation of palm trees, followed by views of a group socialising, swimming in a pool and diving off a diving board. On board a ferry or ship, two men play a game of deck Quoits, followed by shots of rough sea views as two men and a woman posing on on deck. The film ends with individual shots of the deck and sea and the group standing with other passengers gathered huddled together.