Title ID 6435Collection ID902
TitleWelcome to Croydon
Date[ca. 1930s]
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fiction
KeywordsBeaches Cars Motor Vehicles Leisure Time Activities Outings Roads
LocalCroydon Box Hill Ryde Shanklyn Brooklands
RegionalSurrey Isle of Wight East Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionArchibald Ronald Tassell Frederick William Tassell
CameraArchibald Ronald Tassell; Frederick William Tassell
Format9.5mm Black & White Silent
Duration12 minutes 45 seconds
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


The film opens with a banner ‘Welcome to Croydon’. There are street and market scenes with trams and buses passing by. A couple change a flat tyre in a country lane. Scenes of towns in Surrey and Sussex include roadside picnics, motorcycles and sidecars, and views from Box Hill. Views at Birling Gap are followed by the group on the beach at Ryde and Shanklin where they play cricket. Various picnic scenes follow, and the film ends with views of the Brooklands race track.


Welcome to Croydon (ca.1930s)