Detail

Title ID 8973Collection ID561
Title[Leisure Scenes at Camp; Games and Frolics]
Date[ca. 1930s]
CollectionLockwood Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeWartime And Military
KeywordsArmed Forces Cars Games Men Music Play
Location
Localunknown location
RegionalWiltshire
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionLockwood Family
CameraKenneth Lockwood
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Duration00:04:15:00
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This black and white film shows officers from the Queen's Royal (West) Surrey Regiment dressed in uniform and civilian clothing playing games and generally messing about on a camp. (continued from TID: 8972)

Description

The films open with officers from the Queen's Royal (West) Surrey Regiment dressed in uniform and civilian clothing, playing games and generally messing about on a camp (?) (continued from TID: 8972). With men being towed by a car around the camp, as they sit in a tin bath.

In the next sequence, a car crests the hill above the camp, the camera follows as it winds along the path. A man is standing at the top of the hill to meet it. The car is possibly still towing the tin bath with a man inside (?).

In the following sequence, several officers (two of rank) carry a piano through the camp. Placing it down on a dirt track, they briefly play a piece of music and then carry it away. A YMCA flag is behind them attached to one of the tents.

In the final film an officer walks around dressed only in a towel holding a horse crop, he gestures towards the camera for the operator to stop recording, while others dressed in full uniform loiter around the tents, picking up abandoned clothing from the grass.

Stills

[Leisure Scenes at Camp; Games and Frolics] (1930s)