• Short Summary

    People enjoy the beauty of the seaside in Winter and also the fun of a skiing resort.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "'Britain is staying at Home!' These pictures were taken on a mid-Winter day along the English Riviera..."

    Torquay, Devon

    High angle shot of English sea front. Waves on seashore. Railway line runs close to front. Behind the railway are houses and hotels. A steam train runs along the line. Pan along sea front. In the foreground are docks, on the hill is a Church. Pan continues to show more buildings. (The voice over suggests comparisons with Cannes or Nice.) "How's this for climate?" asks the voice over. We see people walking amongst the Torquay palm trees.

    Group of young men and women in bathing costume on rocky beach. They walk rather gingerly into the approaching waves of the sea. Once immersed they start swimming.

    High angle shot of family group on sandy beach. They are all dressed up in hats and coats. The little boy is making sand castles.

    (Section of black)

    Pan across Alpine snowscape. The town is described as a winter sports centre in Switzerland. People playing curling on outdoor ice rink. Ski jump hill. Man comes down the jump, leaps off and skis up towards the camera position. (The voice over points to the small number of people watching.) Closer shot of the end of the ski jump ramp. A Swiss flag is hanging from the ramp. A man takes off from the end of the ramp. View from the end of the ramp showing the jumper flying through the air. (Nice shot). Same shot repeated.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:21:00 / 01:50:38:00

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