Film ID:
YFA 597

1957 CROSSGATES CHRONICLES

1957

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Description

Part of the Ibberson Collection, this film documents a number of family related events which took place during 1957 including footage of the Ibberson boys at school and university.

Title - Spring 1957

A young boy is walking through a greenhouse, and there are shots of the rest of the garden as well. Both are filled with beautiful and colourful flowers.

Title - High Speed Flag Furling by Henry

Using two strings, Henry gets Union Jack flag and folds it on the grass.

Title - Lee Augustine arrives at Ringway from New York - 27th April

An airplane arrives on the runway, stops, and the passengers disembark, making their way down the steps. The airplane is a BOAC plane.

Title - Robert's 21st birthday 18th May, 1957 Hampton Court & Cambridge

The Ibberson family is at Cambridge, and they take a walk near the water. There are boats which can be seen in the river.

Title - Powfoot on Solway Firth 10th June

This title is followed by scenic landscapes. There are also cows which graze in a field.

Title - Henley 3rd July

There are boat races which take place, and spectators are gathered on the embankment. Tents are set up for each team, and oars are propped at the back of the tents. Robert Ibberson is loading a boat into the water with the rest of his teammates. The race begins, and it is filmed from the point of view of a boat on the water.

Title - Evening at Marlow

Mrs. Ibberson and Robert relax at an outdoor caf? table near the river.

Title - The Westland Widgeon helicopter in Sheffield again - 15th July

A helicopter takes off and lands again. The helicopter has the letters G-AKTW painted on the side.

Title - Norton to Redmires

Aerial footage is taken of the journey from Norton to Redmires.

Title - End of Robert's First year at Emannuel College, Cambridge. Term: 22nd July

The outside of the college building can be seen, and at the entrance, Robert is packing up a car with various pieces of luggage. After which, he walks with his mother around the college campus.

Title - St. Peter's School, York Commemoration: 27th July

Charles sits on a bench with his friends at the back of St. Peter's School, near the river Ouse. The York Mister can be seen in the background. Following this is footage of various boat races which take place.

Title - Off to open the Stoney Middleton Well Dressing 3rd August.

There is a poster to advertise the event: Stoney Middleton Well Dressing Saturday 3rd-10th August to be opened at 3pm by W.G. Ibberson, Esq. This is followed by footage of the ceremony. A large crowd have gathered on this warm and sunny day. The decorations, all made of flowers, have religious themes including one featuring Martha and Mary. A priest says a few words followed by the Mr. Ibberson. This ceremony takes place in the Derbyshire Peak District.

Title - The Radio Telescope at Jodrell Bank - a wet evening 15th August

There are a few people who take a lift up the radio telescope at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire. The observatory was established in 1945 by Sir Bernard Lovell, who wanted to investigate cosmic rays after his work on radar during the Second World War. It has since played an important role in the research of meteors, quasars, pulsars, masers and gravitational lenses, and was heavily involved with the tracking of space probes at the start of the Space Age. One of the men climbs up the side of the dish with the aid of a rope. Much of the footage after this is very dark and hard to see. However, the following day, there is a shot of the telescope from a distance.

Title - 29th Montgomery Scout Camp, Fairbourne - 18th August

There are shots of the scout camp, and many tents have been set up. There is also a stone fence nearby. Some of the boys relax while others chop wood and tend to chores at the food tent. Following this, Mr. and Mrs. Ibberson take a walk in the countryside. Later, Mr. Ibberson and his sons sit on a bench at Hardwick Hall, 24 August.

Title - "Crossgates" Dahlias

The film closes with shots of these colourful flowers.