Title ID 3525Collection ID45
Title[Trip to Switzerland; Visit to London Zoo]
Date[ca. 1930s]
CollectionJoseph Horowitz
ThemeTravel Case Study Jewish Stories
KeywordsHarbours Landscape Leisure Time Activities Motor Vehicles Parks Zoological Gardens
LocalFurka Pass London
RegionalAlps Greater London
NationalEngland United Kingdom Switzerland Europe
ProductionJoseph Horowitz
CameraJoseph Horowitz
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration14 min. 4 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A trip to the mountains in Switzerland is followed by a day out in London, where the group of friends visit the zoo.


The film opens with shots of a town overlooking a river, with mountains in the distance. A man and a woman walk towards the camera. A group of people are on a hillside overlooking a lake. An open charabanc climbs up a mountain path. Shots of the mountain follow as a local is filmed skidding down the path in front of a cart of straw. The group pose for the camera on the mountainside. The car stops outside some cottages in the mountainside, near the sign for Furka Passhohe. Panoramas of the mountain scenery follows, before shots of a couple posing for the camera with Mr Horowitz.

In London, a group of people walk down a street, posing for the camera. Two women are filmed walking though the gardens of a historical building, and down a path before some picturesque cloistered old buildings. Horowitz and the two women are then seen walking through St. James's park, looking at pelicans and ducks. The group get into a car nearby [Whitehall?] and speed away. They are seen arriving after their journey and walking around London Zoo, looking at monkeys, bears, [mating] lions and leopards.


A still from 'Trip to Switzerland; Visit to London Zoo' (1930s)A still from 'Trip to Switzerland; Visit to London Zoo' (1930s)