Title ID 6980Collection ID959
Title[Trip to Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire]
CollectionGillings Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsHolidays Outings Bridges Buildings Religious Buildings Plants Horticulture
LocalCrowland Peterborough Spalding Stoke Breune Brighton
RegionalLincolnshire Northamptonshire Brighton and Hove
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionMichael Gillings
CameraMichael Gillings
FormatColour Silent
Duration18 min. 43 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Mr. and Mrs. Gillings take a trip to Croyland Abbey, Peterborough's gothic cathedral, tulip fields in Lincolnshire, Spalding Nursery and Aviary and the canal at Stoke Breune in Northamptonshire, before returning to Brighton.


Mrs. Gillings smiles from the triangular stone bridge at Crowland in Lincolnshire, before walking down the curving steps to the pavement. They visit Crowland Abbey, what remains of the stone columns, figurative sculpture and pointed arches rising above. A sign reads 'Croyland Abbey: Founded AD 716, Dissolved AD 1539'. Peterborough street scenes follow. Examples of Gothic architecture and a Gothic cathedral are seen. Tulips sway in the breeze, organised in lines by colour, white or red, at local expansive tulip fields. Women pick in the fields. Visitors walk along pathways through flower beds at Spalding Nursery and Aviary, where budgies are kept in cages. Mrs. Gillings walks through the nursery's greenhouse. A group of friends, dressed in suits and smart shift dresses, stands together in a garden. Barges pass through a lock on the canal at Stoke Breune in Northamptonshire. Mrs. Gillings walks with a friend along the canal, and past the fountain at Old Steine, back home in Brighton.