Amateur film showing family sitting in front of beach chalet, children and dog digging and children playing in the sea with rubber rings. (clip)

This film is in copyright

This film is protected by copyright and is provided for personal, private viewing only. Please use the Hire, buy or ask a question button to ask about obtaining a copy of this film or a licence to use it, or to ask about its copyright status.

Find similar films


  • Ayrshire


  • War


  • Amateur
  • Home movies and videos


  • 1940s

Related films

1945 | col | silent
MARCH OF TIME: Jan - June 1946
1946 | col | silent
1944 | bw | silent
1941 | bw | silent

Please read Understanding catalogue records for help interpreting this information and Using footage for more information about accessing this film.

Overall rating:


Reference number: 2842

Date: 1941 - 1942

Director: [filmed by John W. Prentice]

Sound: silent

Original format: 9.5mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.52 mins

Description: Family holidays at Ayr; a "Convoy" of children on bikes and shots of a family as they demonstrate putting on their gas masks.

See also ref. 2835, 2836, 2838, 2840, 2841, 2842, 2844, 2845.

Shotlist: [shotlist from donor's notes and timecoded VHS copy]

ocs (0.06) On Tintock Tap there is a mist/ And in the mist there is a kist/And in the kist there is a caup/ And in the caup there is a drap/ Tak' up the caup and drink the drap/ And set the caup on Tintock Tap (0.14) We seek the drap on Tintock Tap 10th July 1941 (0.16) gvs woman and boy and girl walk uphill (0.33) c/u sign "Ranges Danger. It is dangerous to pass posts when red flag is flying on the range." (0.36) gvs family climbing the cairn, sitting on top; pan view from hill top (1.56) climbing down Tinto Hill; c/u boy; family walking along street (2.42) Ayr August 1941. Water Sprites. See the mermaid. (2.46) ms children swimming in the sea (3.18) family sitting outside beach hut (3.24) boy and girl climb onto a wall using a ladder (3.48) Forbidden Fruit (3.50) children mime hungriness; c/u apples on the bough; gvs children using ladder to scrump apples; gvs man points and chases them off, shaking a fist (4.52) Convoy! (4.54) gvs group of children cycling; boy taking lead directs the rest past corners (5.56) A short CARTOON with apologies to Walt Disney. Drawn by Keith Prentice. Photographed by John W. Prentice (6.04) short animated sequence; Pinocchio drives over pelican light, towing a trailer bearing the sign "SAFETY FIRST !! If you cannot see the light see light and wear GOOD SPECTACLES Consult J&D Hilston Opticians Lanark" [sic] (6.28) On ARP duty 1942. (6.30) man and boy in ARP uniform, girl in Brownie uniform [man's helmet is marked F.A.P.] demonstrate putting on their gas masks, then replace their hats (7.16) ms trio in uniform without masks [heads oov] (7.31) Tennis Fans (7.33) gvs children playing doubles tennis (8.38) Our chalet in Ayr, 1942. (8.43) shots of family sitting outside chalet, playing in the sand and sea (9.52)