Title ID 9808Collection ID1162
TitleTorquay; Surrey
CollectionCorder Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionHoliday
ThemeFamily Life
KeywordsAnimals Buildings Boats Children Domestic Gardens Games Gardening Harbours Motor Vehicles Rural Areas Villages Water Transport
RegionalDevon Surrey
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionGeoffrey Corder
CameraGeoffrey Corder
Format16mm Colour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film shows the family on holiday in Torquay in Devon, taking walks and boat trips, and then in their garden with their pets.


The film opens with panorama views of the rural countryside and coast. The family are seen sitting in the car looking at the view. The next section is from onboard another boat on the water. 'The Mew' vessel passes through the shot. Rural panoramas follow, and the family are seen walking up a hill, jumping between large rocks in the countryside and picking heather and moss from the fields.

The next part shows a boat race taking place, between several four-man rowing boats with cox.

The final part shows the family's garden in Surrey, showing flowers, plants and an apple tree. The family are seen standing in the garden talking and eating apples. Laundry is shown hanging on a line is and followed by a boy playing with a ginger cat on the lawn.