Title ID 7088Collection ID960
Title[Launch; Picnic; Friends]
Date[ca. 1929]
CollectionSimpson Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Seaside
KeywordsBoats Children Outings Rural Areas Social Class Swimming Transport
LocalHong Kong
NationalChina Asia
ProductionWilliam G. Simpson Charlotte L. Simpson
CameraWilliam G. Simpson; Charlotte L. Simpson
FormatBlack & White Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film shows a group trip aboard a large boat named 'Thistle'. The film show scenes on board, with the group sitting together on deck and a young boy in a sailor uniform. The group play games on the beach, and go for a swim wearing one-piece swimwear. They dive into the sea from a board on the boat. Shots are taken from a small boat on the water.


[Launch; Picnic; Friends] (ca.1929)[Launch; Picnic; Friends] (ca.1929)

Contextual information

The 'Thistle' has been renamed 'Isla', and is now in private ownership in the Philippines.