FAMILY HOLIDAY AT BUTLINS

A family holiday at Butlins holiday camp at Filey. Also includes Scottish Flying Club activities at Renfrew airfield, and aerial footage over Scarborough and Butlins at Filey. (clip) New video

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Places:

  • Ayrshire
  • Lanarkshire

Subjects:

  • Birds
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Tourism and travel

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: FAMILY HOLIDAY AT BUTLINS

Reference number: 6389

Date: 1951 - 1952

Sound: silent

Original format: 9.5mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.22 mins

Description: Family on holiday at Butlins. Mixture of shots of the family at the beach, around the pool, and the Butlin's entertainments such as a playpark, staff dressed as pirates, beautiful baby competition, boat trips and rides. Excellent shots taken from a small aircraft of the fields and coastline - other small planes are also in the air.

Shotlist: ext. Butlins; redcoats lead parade of people, with brass band (0.17) crowd gathered by swimming pool; children paddling (0.35) men by small single propellor aircraft intercut with shots of a twin propellor aircraft taking off; single propellor aircraft with pilot on ground (1.41) tracking shot from aircraft as it takes off. Aerial view coast and buildings; brief glimpse aircraft dials; aerial view coastal town, Butlins and other aircraft (3.08) family seated watching Butlins entertainment; 'bonny baby', contest with small children, (3.28) young girl paddling, coastline, children on beach; young girls on ponies (4.09) woman wrestling lion (4.18) family at Butlins castle (4.42) "pirate crew" in rowing boat; Butlin's staff dressed as pirates for show; crowd watching (4.59) crowd release balloons (5.03) young girls on grass, with family. Gvs family with puppy; c/u children (6.12) family board boat, c/u girl eating ice cream; tracking shot from boat of surrounding landscape and other craft (7.06) father and daughter in street; girls in field, pan landscape; c/u lamb; family by stream (7.31) family beside sign 'Leadhills' over postbox (7.48) children riding mini steam engine in garden; c/u model (8.12) man walking in park, houses in b/ground; smartly dressed family ext. door, by pond; girls playing, smiling, waving and showing toys in garden; family line-up, gvs on mini train (9.20) family walk in countryside, by stream (9.46) feeding pony; geese; c/u parrot (10.08) father and daughter in boat, family walking in garden (10.22) sign 'Tarbert & Inversnaid'; steamer in distance, tracking shot from boat; shots of gugues and motor's pistons; family at Inversnaid, on board boat and on harbour (11.11) feeding hens, family, scenery in b/ground (11.23) family on mini train; young girl with dog; family line-up waving at camera (12.01) young girls on beach, paddling, swimming in pool (12.27) small glider being towed to take-off (12.54) girl with swans, feeding them (13.23) men standing by railyard; family feeding swans (13.48) couple kissing, walk into forest (14.00) family by fence; walking down street with a large doll, seated outside house (14.31)