Title ID 7135Collection ID766
Title[Canford School Clubs; Horse Race; Sports]
Date[ca. 1980s?]
CollectionJohn Wood Collection
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life
KeywordsFamily Games Sport Leisure Time Activities Racing
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionContact Screen Archive South East for Details
CameraContact Screen Archive South East for Details
FormatColour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This colour film shows the family taking part in several outdoor pursuits and sports including a game of tennis, a cricket match, a day at a horse racing track and playing a game of golf on a green.


The film opens with several boys playing a game of tennis at Canford School, followed by a game of cricket.

Scenes at 'Canford School Boat Club' show the boat shed and several boys wearing club attire dipping a younger boy into a river. Shots of boys in a four man plus cox rowing boat on a river (Stour?) are followed by fast panoramas of a river bank and several bridges as lone rowers pass by.

The next section shows a man with a dog in a domestic garden, out of focus shots of the dog in an outdoor kennel, a Sparrow and Siskin on a bird feeder and shots of the dog playing with a ball in a garden. Mixed shots (poor focus) follow of the family at a horse racetrack, drinking and socialising together followed by a series of close-ups of the horses jumping fences. A man collect his winnings from a bookmakers booth at the track, followed by portrait shots of the family posing together at the races.

The final scene shows a group of adults playing golf (out of focus).