Title ID 5805Collection ID828
TitleThose Girls from Rochester
Date1963 [?]
CollectionWilf Green
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Leisure
KeywordsBoats Domestic Gardens Family Everyday Life Old Age Leisure Time Activities Gardening Uniforms Girl Guides Beaches
LocalRochester Leigh-on-sea Aylesford
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionWilfred Green
CameraWilfred Green
FormatColour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film features a family group making several visits to Rochester, Leigh-on-Sea and Aylesford, England.


"Those Girls from Rochester"

This film begins with scenes of a group visiting a family in a house in Rochester. Two women and an elderly man are in the garden, gardening, and playing with a cat. A series of close-up shots follow, showing the cat, flowers and fruits, the number '216' on a gate, a signpost that reads 'Manchester Drive' and an exterior view of the front of the house.

The second part of the film shows a group on an outing by car, capturing shaky views of the landscape from the moving vehicle, followed by views of sail boats in the sea, and the 'Leigh-on-Sea Sailing Club'. The group return to the car. The film then continues with the group (four women, an older man and a girl wearing a girl guides uniform) taking a walk along a residential street. The girl walks directly toward the camera ending in an extreme closeup of her face. The film then cuts to them gathered together leaning on railings and talking. Behind the group is a sign for 'Aylesford Sand Co. Ltd.'.

The next sequence shows the group walking in a rural setting (hop farm?), stopping to be filmed before continuing on, followed by exterior shots of the 'Bon Accord' Guest House.

The final sequence of the film shows a toddler with a large group of adults talking and smiling while walking towards the camera (Possibly at a christening?). End Title: 'The End'