Title ID 9139Collection ID1112
TitleSunnymede 1976-77 [2]
CollectionGiles Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Transport
KeywordsAnimals Cars Children Christmas Domestic Gardens Family Holidays Houses Interiors Motor Vehicles Old Age Recreational Facilities Racing Seasons Weather
LocalChobham Prescott Hill
RegionalSurrey Gloucestershire
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionGiles Family
CameraEric Giles
FormatColour Silent
Duration04 min. 04 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film shows the family and pets at their home 'Sunnymede' in Chobham, Surrey; and attending a Bugatti Owners Club event at Prescott Hill, Gloucestershire.


The film starts with a pair of bantam hens sitting on a window ledge in a kitchen, followed by mixed shots of Mr Giles in the garden playing with a young Boxer dog and the dogs playing with a piece of garden hose. Several shots of the garden in winter at their family house named 'Sunnymede' in Chobham. Fresh snow is seen falling onto flowering daffodils. The film then cuts to several shots of a young child playing with a puppy and wide views of the garden, house and grounds in Spring/Summer.

The second part of the film is of the Bugatti Owners Club (BOC) and Mr and Mrs Giles attending a vintage car rally or time trial at Prescott Park. Several vintage Bugattis and a Mercedes-Benz vehicle approach the start line on the hill. The 1928 white Mercedes (36/330 type S: reg: GN 1950) is the first to cross the start line with the driver and Mr Giles (?), followed by two Bugatti Type 43 vehicles (Chassis 43214 reg: SZ 4343 and another without a registration plate) in blue, followed by a third green vintage vehicle (?). The film is captured from inside a Bentley as the car's bonnet ornament of a 'B' with wings, is visible at the bottom of the shot as the cars pass.

The final section ends with the family garden at Sunnymede, where the dogs are seen playing in the garden.


A still from Sunnymede 1977-1977