Title ID 554Collection ID23
Title[Miscellaneous Topics: Boating, Ice-hockey, Holidays, Amateur Drama]
Date[[ca. 1930s]
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionAlbum/Journal
KeywordsHarbours Boats Rivers Winter Holidays Outings Motor Vehicles
LocalMadeira [?] Norfolk Broads [?]
NationalEngland United Kingdom Portugal Europe
ProductionNot known
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration10 min.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Holiday scenes off the coast of Madeira, on outings, a cruise, and a boat trip down the Norfolk Broads, filmed in the 1930s.


In Harbour views of Madeira, the Melissa, a large boat, is in need of repair. Barges are seen behind, as are houses reaching up the cliffs behind. Further coastal views follow. A woman with a fox scarf and short crop is seen with a dog. She smiles when she looks up to the camera, reading a magazine. An ice hockey match is in progress. Players chase the puck on an ice rink, surrounded by spectators standing on the surrounding snow ledges. Snow scenes follow. Boats are seen moored and covered in snow, as is the harbour and quay side. A sailing boat regatta is seen. A steam boat moves into the harbour, the sun reflected on the water. Further coastal views follow. A woman is seen by a motorcar at a lake. Family members play games on a cruise ship, throwing disks to circles on the deck at the cameraman's feet. Further Norfolk Broads scenes follow. A boat moves along the river, passing swans and riverside houses, canoes and motorboats. In a fiction scene, a waiter brings a man tea and some food. He sets down his newspaper and pulls his chair up to the table, rubbing his hands and tucking a napkin into his collar. He pours in too much salt and pepper but starts and complain after he has taken a mouthful. In further cruise ship scenes, a baby in an animal costume crawls on a deck. A cricket match is in play on board. River scenes follow, but they are out of focus.