• Short Summary

    A re-enactment of Victorian diarist Jemima Morrell's journey through Switzerland.

  • Description

    Various locations around Switzerland.

    Narration is conversation between Tim Brinton and Victorian diarist Jemima Morrell (Janet Edwards).

    A group of people in Victorian dress are having photo taken by lake - they are re-enacting Jemima's Swiss holiday. People in Victorian traditional dress parade through village. Two men melt cheese to make "raclette". Various shots Victorians eating and drinking at banquet. Various C/Us of delicacies on silver plates. M/S Jemima writing diary with quill in bed, her friend sits at table arranging flowers.

    Various shots of traditional dancers and musicians performing by lake at Vevey. Tim Brinton shows 'time travelling' Victorians modern sculptures and sky scraping hotels. Various shots mountains, farmer herds his cows. Various shots of Sierre. Jemima sits by fountain writing. Victorians watch while a canon is fired into mountains.

    Various aerial shots of mountains from an aeroplane - Victorians look out in wonder. Various shots steam train, Victorians look out at mountains and lakes. Victorian women are carried up mountain path in sedan chairs. Various shots party sailing across lake in barge. Various shots of Victorians in horse drawn coaches.

    Various shots Victorians walking on snow covered Gemmi Pass. In a snow ball fight the 'Professor' is struck! C/U two boys in traditional dress. Jemima gets into horse drawn 'gemmiwagen', her lap is covered in a blanket. Party continues in 'gemmiwagens' - handle adjusts seat so passenger is upright even going up hill.

    M/S Jemima writing, with mountains in background. Various shots Staubbach falls and Victorians admiring it.

    Various shots Victorians eating trout dish in restaurant. Various L/Ss Chateau de Chillon at sunset. M/S man blowing alpenhorn. Victorians in nightwear watch sunrise over mountains. Various shots men blowing alpenhorns. Victorians walk past men blowing bugles. Various shots of flowers.

    L/S Victorians in ferry over Lake Geneva. M/S girls in bikinis sunbathing by lake. Various shots beach by lake.

    Various shots of Victorians eating, knitting, playing board games and reading in spa at Leukerbad.

    Actors playing Victorians are named as Thomas Cook, Virginia M. Cook, Hazel Cook, Vernon Jones, Valerie Bressman, Thomasina Thornton, Philip Remington, Kenneth Beck, Enid Beck, Robert Eede, Kay Peyton.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:52:00 / 01:33:26:00
    CP 452

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    Seen at 06:47, (just before "Victorians in ferry over Lake Geneva"), is the "Jet D'Eau" water fountain at Geneva.

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