• Short Summary

    Lovely travelogue showing holidaymakers having fun in Devon.

  • Description

    Travelogue showing various tourist spots in Devon.

    Dragon class yachts are seen racing off the coast of Torbay. Nice shots of the boats, their crew, the race, etc. Nice sunny day. Sunshine is measured with a special glass device that burns a line on a piece of paper. Brixham. Eccentric artist smoking a strange pipe invites a young girl to assist him with his painting as a crowd watches. C/Us of harbour paintings. Brixham, Paignton and Torquay make up the resort complex known as Torbay. Fisherman mending his nets in Brixham harbour. Nice shot through the net of him at work. A young family look at postcards beside their car beside the harbour.

    The family explores the caves of Kent's Cavern. Nice shots of the bizarrely coloured stalactites and stalagmites. Mother and daughter wear mini dresses. Snorkelling in a rock pool. Little child watches as dad explores the seaweed. Boats in the harbour. Elbury cove. Various shots of holidaymakers having fun on beaches, in pedaloes etc. Goodrington Boating Pools? Paignton Zoo - various shots of the animals and visitors to the park on a little train. Little girls ride on mechanical animals - a squirrel and a giraffe.

    Scenic shots. Dartmouth. Views from on board a boat on the river Dart. Includes shot of the Naval College. River boat trip. Totnes - pretty country town - various shots. Single track railway line to Buckfastleigh and Ashburton. Steam train travels along - family enjoys the view. Dart Valley Railway.

    Dartmoor - family explores by car. Dartmoor ponies run wild. Pony trekking - various shots of holidaymakers on horseback.

    Widecombe-in-the-Moor - Widecombe Fair. Various shots of the "old grey mare" being ridden through the streets by a man posing as Tom Pierce (?). Market stalls are seen selling various things including mugs painted with Widecombe Fair scenes. Livestock are judged in competitions. The hunt is seen riding off.

    Narrator talks of the legend of Uncle Tom Cobleigh. Various shots of fairground rides and of two girls having a pillow fight as they sit astride a slippery pole.

    Horses are ridden around a field then small ponies are led around. Presumably some kind of competition.

    Note: some very nice shots of family of holidaymakers enjoying themselves in this travelogue.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    469.05
    Media URN:
    4531
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1968
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:08:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:26:00 / 01:54:52:00
    Canister:
    CP 726

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