The Life Boys: The Surrey Area - Part 1
The film begins with shots of surf from Atlantic rollers breaking on the shoreline, people walking around on Summerleaze beach and swimming in Bude sea pool (a part-natural lido). There are also shots from cliff tops down towards the sea far below. Film around the ruins of Tintagel castle on cliff top includes stone walls snaking about the landscape. Views around Bude include the artificial harbour, small boats and the River Neet coming down the valley, with shots of the buildings on either side. A boat rows out to meet a ketch anchored at sea. The Ketch (named Ceres) comes into Bude harbour and to the sea lock gates where many men operate the gates and ropes, allowing Ceres to enter the Bude canal. Nearby a man guides a draught horse pulling a trolley full of sand along iron rails. A young girl is filmed playing with her pet cat on a lawn, teasing it with a stick. A rough sea is filmed breaking on the beach and the coastal rocks. Elsewhere, a boy feeds ducks in river with pieces of bread. The boy is also seen sat at a table in the dining room of a hotel laid out for breakfast. The same boy outside tries to put his coat on in the wind before heading off carrying spades, a rope, a ball and a box brownie camera. On the beach, the boy digs a channel between a pool and a channel of moving water.
|Collection||London’s Screen Archives|
|Location||Atlantic Ocean; Cornwall; Bude; Bude Bay; Tintagel|
|Subject Terms||Atlantic ocean, Canals, Holidays, Sea bathing|