|Title ID||9784||Collection ID||1162|
|Theme||Family Life Seaside|
|Keywords||Beaches Boats Cars Children Family Ferries Houses Interiors Sea Fishing Seaside Resorts Villages Water Transport|
|Format||16mm Mixed Colour and Black & White Silent|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This edited black and white and colour film shows the Corder Family on Holiday in Dorset. The family take a boat trip to/from the Poole coast, spend time on the beach at Sandbanks and exploring the rural countryside.
The film opens with black and white material of the Corder family sat in a passenger compartment aboard a boat or ferry(?). They are then seen on a beach and then sat in the living room of at their holiday home, smoking or knitting, whilst the children play in the garden. Coastal scenes of the family on a fishing boat follow, with shots of the Poole coastline(?) and the Sandbanks spit. The Sandbanks to Shell Bay Chain Ferry is seen in the background several times throughout the film.
A group of fishermen drag in a haul of fishing nets with their catch from a small boat. The family, plus others, watch from the beach. The children play with some flat fish on a line and show them to the camera. (Similar film in colour is seen at the end of the reel.)
The family are next seen on the beach at Sandbanks, eating a picnic. A young toddler makes a toothy grin at the camera, whilst another plays with some stones on the beach. A second fishing boat is seen on the water ('PE78') with two men hauling a net onto the deck.
The next sequence shows the family arriving at a Motor park (?) in their car. They go for a stroll in a wooded area and play on a swing.
The final colour film is similar in nature, providing extended material of the family on the beach at Sandbanks watching the fishermen on the beach, a close-up of a haul of flat fish on the beach and the family paddling in the sea.