Detail

Title ID 13681Collection ID57
TitleClassic Cinema Club Embassy Branch River Outing
Date1939
CollectionEdwards and Tozer
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeLeisure Transport
KeywordsBoats Clothing Clubs Rivers Steamships Fashion Leisure Time Activities Cultural Heritage Water Transport
Location
LocalRichmond East Molsey Molsey
RegionalSurrey Greater London
NationalUnited Kingdom England
Credits
ProductionNorman Edwards
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Duration00:08:08
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details.

Summary

A Cinema Club's outing to Hampton Court by pleasure steamer on the River Thames

Description

A large group of well-dressed men and women board a steamer at a Port of London Authority pier (Richmond?). Tickets are checked and they make their way along the River Thames, passing other boats and canoes and navigate a lock. Arriving at Hampton Court pier the passengers disembark, smiling and jostling. Tea and cake is served on long tables in a marquee. A sign reads 'The maze admission one penny'. The group enter laughing and then gather by the large fountain in the grounds. Some take it in turns to play act in the gardens round the statues, one woman parodying an Isadora Duncan style dance by a plinth. We see the exterior of Hampton Court Palace before the group rush to board the steamer for the return journey home.

Stills

A black and white still image taken from TID 13681, showing members of the Classic Cinema club and their families aboard a Thames River cruiser on their way to Hampton Court Palace on an outing. A view of the rivers and a bridge (Richmond) can be seen in the background.
A black and white still image taken from TID 13681, showing members of the Classic Cinema club and their families visiting Hampton Court Palace on an outing. The group approach the main archway at front of the palace, towards a small courtyard inside the Palace.