|Title ID||9134||Collection ID||1112|
|Theme||Family Life Transport Seaside|
|Keywords||Animals Beaches Cars Celebrations Children Christmas Disabled Persons Family Film Making Games Holidays Houses Interiors Landscape Motor Vehicles Outings Recreational Facilities Rural Areas Sport Villages|
|Duration||05 min. 19 sec.|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This film shows the Giles family on holiday in Cornwall and with their caravan in East and West Sussex. The film also features Eric Giles on his vintage Harley Davidson motorbike, followed by interior shots of the family celebrating Christmas at home in Chobham. This film is intertitled throughout.
This film opens with an animated colour title being fished out of a lake by a gnome: 'Sunnymede 1972', followed by scenes of the family on holiday in Cornwall, with shots of a village and road near Pellyn Cross, Ponsanooth. Later the caravan is seen on various sites in Birdham and East Hoathly in Sussex. The children go horse riding in the countryside, swim in the sea and play a game of badminton with other children (one is has a disability) on the caravan site at East Hoathly. A family member is also seen with a cine Paillard-Bolex camera in the garden and on the beach filming the children as they play and swim.
The film also features Eric Giles on his vintage Harley Davidson motorbike (reg: MD5291), followed by interior shots of the family celebrating Christmas at 'Sunnymede', their home in Chobham. The interior of the living room is decorated with an illuminated Christmas tree, where the family are seen opening and playing with their Christmas presents.