Title ID 9905Collection ID994
Title[Lake District; Opening; Lights Fair; Canoeing]
CollectionCyril Hayworth pt2
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeRural Life
KeywordsBoats Handicrafts Rural Areas Scouting Fairgrounds Rivers Urban Areas
LocalWye (?)
RegionalHerefordshire Powys
NationalEngland Wales United Kingdom
ProductionCyril Hayworth
CameraCyril Hayworth
Format16mm Mixed Colour and Black & White Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This colour and black and white film opens with a troop of Rover Scouts exploring the Lake District on foot; an award ceremony with Scout Hut grand opening (?); and a group of Scouts building a canoe with help from a group of Scout leaders. The final film, in colour, features a Scout group canoeing and swimming in a river.


The first film shows views of the Lake District with a troop of Rover Scouts climbing a waterfall and walking along a river, followed by shots of an younger group of Cubs and Boy Scouts attending an award ceremony with presentations on a camp before shots of an opening ceremony for a new hut (?).

The film then cuts to reveal a shot of a television screen with pictures (?) and shots of an illuminated skyline at night with a fairground with Ferris Wheel. Dark shots follow of a Scout woodwork class building a canoe and testing it on a river, followed by colour scenes of various groups canoeing down the River Wye. A group of Rover scouts work together to patch a damaged canoe with needle and thread. The film closes with views from a window of a suburban roof line, with a chimney puffing smoke.


A Still from [Lake District; Opening; Lights Fair; Canoeing] (1938-1939)