Title ID 6380Collection ID855
Title[Family Holiday to Somerset]
Date[ca. 1959]
CollectionBob Burns
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionHoliday
ThemeLeisure Seaside
KeywordsCars Family Leisure Time Activities Motor Vehicles Nature Reserves Piers Rural Areas Swimming Tourism Urban Areas Villages Zoological Gardens
LocalWells Weston-Super-Mare Clifton Bristol Clevedon Dunster
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionBob Burns
CameraBob Burns
EditorBob Burns
FormatColour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A family holiday film to Somerset, that includes visits to many landmarks and places of interest that includes the City of Wells, The Tropicana Lido in Weston-Super-Mare (also on 6388), the Clifton Suspension bridge in Clifton, Bristol Zoo and Gardens, boating by the pier at Clevedon and exploring the old market town of Dunster.


[In online clip] The family pack their car for their holiday to Somerset. The family car is filled with luggage. The family group sit on a picnic blanket. Various scenes show: a British legion or Salvation army marching bad with flag; the map for the City of Wells; the arched tiered diving board at Weston-Super-Mare Lido (The Tropicana); a family playing in a domestic garden with a ball; Wells Castle and lake; Wells Cathedral; Clifton suspension bridge spanning the Avon Gorge; a visit Bristol Zoo and Gardens; rowing on a the Bristol Channel near Clevedon Pier; a visit the market town of Dunster with Wool Exchange (octagonal building with pointed roof); and scenes of parked cars lining the street, with the Conygar Tower on the hillside, behind the Wool Exchange. A brief shot shows Dunster Castle Keep on the horizon, followed by a series of coastal and sea views.

[Not in online clip] The next part of the film shows the family watching a parade (?) (very dark shots) followed by shots of a cliff side, with a family group posing bellow. A series of shots of tropical birds in an aviary are followed by shots of a small boating lake with a bridge (?). The family stand gathered around their car in a car park posing for photographs. Views show a series of boats, ships and tugs on a large body of water (?). A series of rural views show a lake, sheep climbing a steep valley track and the family out walking.