Title ID 725Collection ID156
Title[Miscellaneous Family Scenes]
Date[ca. 1937]
CollectionRudd Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeTravel Family life Commemoration
KeywordsBuildings Royalty Bridges Boats Holidays Coronations Rivers Family Domestic Gardens
LocalLondon Queensferry
RegionalGreater London
NationalEngland Scotland United Kingdom Germany Denmark Europe
ProductionMr. and Mrs. Rudd
CameraMr. and Mrs. Rudd
FormatColour Silent
Duration12 min. 55 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Family scenes filmed by Mr. Rudd include a view of the 1937 Cronation parade in colour, scenes in Scotland and further colour footage of a European holiday and cruise through Germany and Denmark.


The film opens with colour footage of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben in scaffolding. London Bobbies walk together. The Coronation day [?] march past is seen from the side of the Mall [?]. Soldiers march and mounted guards pass as spectators wave. A carriage passes, and the Queen Mother is seen seated inside. Waterloo Bridge is seen, stretching over the Thames. A man plays with a Collie dog in a domestic garden. Views of a cat lying in the shrubs, flower beds, chickens and a tree in blossom follow. Black and white film footage follows, opening with coastal views. Waves knock against the rocky inlet. Forth Railway Bridge is seen from the riverside, dark and looming. It crosses the water, connecting Edinburgh to Fife at Queensferry.

Holiday scenes abroad in colour follow, beginning in Northern Germany. A grand palace and ornamental gardens are seen. Family members eat ices by the car, wearing dresses and cloche hats. A folk dance is performed, in which girls skip in wide circles holding hands. On a cruise, the boat passes past barges, cruisers and sailing boats on the water and industrial sites by the river. Modern housing blocks are seen on the sloping banks. The boat passes a seating platform and a sleek modern bridge over the river, churches and secular buildings in traditional and severe architectural styles. Older houses nestle in trees by the river, where boats are moored. During a picnic in the woods, Mrs. Rudd puts a wide brimmed hat on before Mr. Rudd is seen in her place, sitting beside a tree. A sunset over the water follows. A fisherman tends to his net, laid out on the jetty. Large sailing boats and cruise ships are docked in a marina. The Danish flag flies. Female eel sellers are seen in traditional dress, wearing white headscarves and laying out the fish to sell. Town views follow, taking in an abbey and its cloisters. A couple stand beside a car on a newly built motorway. The Nazi flag flies from the Europa, docked at a harbour. A view from the ship of the wake behind closes the film.