Title ID 9923Collection ID994
Title[Twyford Camp]
CollectionCyril Hayworth pt2
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeRural Life
KeywordsCamping Children Games Plants Play Rivers Roads Rural Areas Scouting Sport Swimming Transport Water Transport Youth Youth Organizations Uniforms
LocalTwyford Charvil
NationalEngland 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 edited colour and black and white film features a Scouting pack at the Twyford Scout Camp. The film opens with views of the River Thames, a lock surrounded by flowers and mixed views of a church. The film also includes views of the River Loddon and the Ford across the Old River, Twyford followed by mixed views of the Scouts setting up camp in a large field and playing games and sports with their families.


This film opens with picturesque views of flower beds either side of a Thames River lock (?) with swans and other birds and a wide view of the river with an island in the middle with close up views of a church.

The shot cuts to several Cubs standing in front of their tents, some dressed as girls, dancing and pulling faces at the camera, followed by mixed portrait shots of a group gathered around a camp fire, and a man carrying buckets across camp wearing only underwear. Two Scouts are seen scrubbing the camp table and a group of Scouts stand on parade outside their tent during an inspection.

The next part opens with a group of Rover Scouts splashing about and swimming in a river, a sign from 'Berks County Council' advises motorists about the depth of the Ford across a street, followed by a view of the Old River either side of the Ford.

The next sequence opens with a Scout leader exiting a house carrying drinks on a tray, cutting to shots of several Scouts making breakfast and lying in their tents. Colour views of a river and Lock follows, with flowers and grassy banks either side, returning to camp for a brief view of an older Scout shaving under a tree. Mixed shots then follow of various older Rover Scouts, Scout leaders and women walking across the campsite, several boys go swimming in a river, and several groups of adults and Scouts play ball games and sports in the field.