Title ID 9114Collection ID1112
TitleSunnymede 1953
CollectionGiles Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionHoliday
ThemeFamily Life Rural Life
KeywordsAnimals Beaches Buildings Camping Domestic Gardens Lakes Landscape Labour Motor Vehicles Rivers Roads Rural Areas Villages Workers
LocalEastbourne Birling Gap Beachy Head Cuckmere Haven East Dean Llanrhystyd
RegionalEast Sussex Ceredigion
NationalEngland Wales United Kingdom
ProductionGiles Family
CameraEric Leese Giles
FormatColour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This colour film shows the family on several caravanning holidays and sightseeing trips around the South Coast of England and Wales.


"Introducing 'Sally Anne' "

Sally Anne is a caravan; there are shots of the exterior and interior of a caravan parked in a field.


The family are seen on several caravanning holidays and sightseeing sessions around Birling Gap, Seven Sisters Country Park, Beachy Head and East Dean near Eastbourne, East Sussex. The family tour the area, play with a sheep in a field and visit the Birling Gap Hotel. Shots of the Seven Sisters cliffs and coastal views of the sea end the section. An intertitle: 'East Dean' is followed by a brief shot of the family in a field.

"Wales - Whitsun"

The next part features the caravan in the Wales, particularly Llanrhystyd in the county of Ceredigion, with the family walking through hills and valleys next to a waterfall.


At an unknown location (possibly Wales?) the family climb down a valley cliff next to a bridge and waterfall, then climb up a steep hill to reveal views across the green rural landscape with a river in the valley. The family take a picnic, drinking from china teacups.


The final film shows the family setting up a trailer style caravan in a field whilst farmers next to the caravan site use a trailer and tractor (simplified form of combine harvester) to cut and collect grain. The film ends with further scenes of the family on the caravan site.


Sunnymede 1953