Title ID 8622Collection ID992
TitleCoombe Wood Parkland & Pleasure Ground
Date[ca. 1948 - 1954]
CollectionHinchliff Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life
KeywordsAutumn Domestic Gardens Parks Outings Plants
LocalCroydon Coombe Wood
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionA.G. Hinchliff
CameraA.G. Hinchliff
Format16mm Colour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This edited colour film features images of gardens and trees at Coombe Wood Parkland and Pleasure Ground near Croydon.


This edited colour film opens with a 'County Borough of Croydon Parks' sign for 'Coombe Wood Parkland & Pleasure Ground' and images of the gardens and trees in full bloom (Spring/Summer). A mixture of bedding flowers are seen, along with sweeping lawns, walled gardens and Rhododendrons. A group of visitors stand by a pond whilst Coombe Wood house can be seen through the tall trees at the top of a hill.

The next portion of the film depicts a series of panoramic shots taken from a first floor window (possibly a location change or from Coombe Wood House?) The film then returns to views of Coombe Wood and grounds later in the season (autumn ?) with the leaves changing colour.


Contextual information

Coombe Wood is a large parkland located in the County Borough of Croydon and was opened to the public in 1948.