Title ID 6041Collection ID848
TitleHoliday Memories
CollectionNorth Downs Film Unit
ThemeTravel Cine Club Film-making
KeywordsBoats Bridges Building Construction Holidays Ferries Parades Tourism Travel
NationalAustria Europe
ProductionNorth Downs Cinematograph Society
CameraJoe Franks
ParticipantsMrs. Ena Franks
FormatStandard 8mm Colour Silent
Duration24 min. 49 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Footage shot on holiday in Austria by Joe Franks, a key member of the North Downs Cinematograph Society.


"Holiday Memories" title card. At Dover harbour, two couples walk onto a ferry. The boat pulls out of the harbour. Outside a hotel in Austria, two women and one man walk, dressed for warm weather. A parade marches through the streets. Participants include a marching band, people in national dress [?], young girls holding flowers, a tractor pulling a carnival queen's float, and people in fancy dress.

Hotel Krone. Boats sail along a river, with mountains behind. Beavers scrabble on the ground. The car drives through a hilly landscape along roads cut into the slopes. Further street scenes follow. In the mountains, hundreds of chalets litter the landscape, surrounded by trees and open space. Hotel Lutz. A football match is underway and a bridge is under construction.

River rapids run into a wider pool. A series of barges, carrying freight and passengers glide by. Speed boats, tourist boats, leisure boats and sailing boats are all seen. A family flies a kit, a swimmer splashes in the river.

The couples are on a sightseeing tour, passing by monumental arches, monuments and a cathedral. Stained glass windows are seen from within. Trams, modern buildings and wide streets are taken in. The same streets are filmed at night. Neon signs, lit buildings, street lights and flashing advertisements light up the black sky.

On the boat back home, the cliffs of Dover edge closer as the sun is setting. "The End".