Title ID 940Collection ID405
Title[Guides Centenary World Camp at Windsor]
DateAugust 1957
CollectionBreit Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsCamping Commemorative Events Dance Girl Guides Ethnic Groups
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionBreit family [?]
Format16mm Colour Silent
Duration6min. 4sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A short amateur film featuring scenes from the Guides Centenary World Camp at Windsor in 1957. The film opens with a member of the Guides at home preparing to set off for the camp. At Windsor Great Park, Guides from different nations gather to celebrate the centenary; the film includes dances and performances by Guides from various countries, as well as general scenes of the camp.


The film opens with a woman dressed in a UK dark blue Girl Guides uniform walking around a garden; she is carrying a a long branck as a walking pole, backpack and a holdall. The film cuts to the World Guide Camp at Windsor Great Park; flags from various nations can be seen flying atop of two towers at the grand entrance. Close-up of a ornate centenary plaque at the entrance reads: "Windsor, Berkshire 1857-1957". The camera follows two women walking through the camp in national dress, followed by shots of performances by different groups in national dress, some with musical instruments and props on a stage. Shots of a procession of Girl Guides forming a parade, with marching band, all dressed in what appears to be Girl Guide uniforms from different periods and nations. A series of group gathers of campers dressed in different national costumes; a large audience outside a marquee watch dances and other performances on a small raised stage. The film concludes with general shots of the campsite tents and visitors.


A colour still image taken from TID 940, showing the towered grand entranceway in to the main park for the Girl Guides Centenary event. Flags adorn the top of the entranceway, as crowds of girls and women are gathered, making their way inside the camp area.