Title ID 9129Collection ID1112
TitleSunnymede 1967
CollectionGiles Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionHoliday
ThemeFamily Life Seaside
KeywordsBeaches Boats Children Domestic Gardens Harbours Holidays Houses Landscape Quays Rural Areas Ships Water Transport Weddings
LocalChobham Falmouth Perranwell Lizard point
RegionalSurrey Cornwall Kent
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionGiles Family
CameraEric Giles
FormatColour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film shows scenes in the garden at 'Sunnymede', the family home in Chobham; a holiday in Cornwall and Kent and a wedding at a church in Surrey.


This colour film opens with shots of 'Sunnymede', the family home and garden in Chobham, Surrey, with flowers in bloom, followed by a holiday in Falmouth and Lizard Point in Cornwall. There are shots of Falmouth Harbour with boats and ships at sea and a Canadian sailboat marked 'B11/162' passes through the shot.

The tug 'St Agnes', is filmed sailing out with a larger group of tug boats to tow a container vessel 'British Destiny, London' with the 'BP' logo on her funnel and the 'The Denmark Hill' towards Falmouth Harbour. Shots of the engine room, bridge and decks aboard the St Agnes with personnel are also seen. Remaining in Cornwall, an AA road sign for Perranwell (Cornwall), is followed by shots of children playing in a garden, shots of the exterior of the house and village follow.

The film then shows Lizard point, Cornwall at Lizard Down and Kynance Cove. Mixed coastal shots of the rocky cliffs, sea and landscape with lighthouse are followed by shots of several army cadets in uniform sitting on the cliff edge.

The next sequence shows the wedding of the film-maker's son at a church in Surrey. The bride and groom stand outside the church with family members, then get into a car that has been decorated with tin cans and toilet paper tied to the back of the vehicle.

The final part is of the family playing Croquet on a lawn and children playing in the garden with the pets - including their dogs and a rabbit on a lead.


A still from Sunnymede 1967