Film ID:
YFA 5433



Visitor Tabs


This is a film that was possibly made by the son of Frank Charman, a member of the Yorkshire District Association of The Camping Club of Great Britain and Ireland.  The film shows a Camping Club tour of Switzerland and Italy, visiting many of the popular sights.

Intertitle – Lausanne

There is a brief view of a couple of locations in the city before we see the red tour coach parked up followed by a crowded outdoor swimming pool.

Intertitle – Pisa

The Tower is seen leaning on its side.  At the top visitors walk around.

Intertitle – Rome

They tour the ancient ruins.

Intertitle – Amalfi

There is a coastal road and a café.

Intertitle – Sienna

They visit the main square and other tourist sites.

Intertitle – Vesuvius

They go up the volcano by chair lift.

Intertitle – Sorrento

A girl rows a boat into a harbour. Holidaymakers swim in the sea and sunbath on the rocks and there is water skiing.  A fisherman repairs his nets.

Intertitle – Capri

Boats are moored in the harbour and people explore the caves on small rowing boats.  They take a trip along the coast.

Intertitle – Hairpin bends!!

They film part of their coach journey from behind the shoulder of the driver.  A man lies sleeping next to the parked coach, while another makes some notes.

Intertitle – Camp scenes

They unpack at a campsite and set up their tents, with washing hanging out to dry, and sit and eat.

Intertitle – Herculaneum

There are narrow cobble streets.

Intertitle – Pompeii

They walk around the ruins.  Two women go on a pony and trap.

Intertitle – Florence

They film some of the tourist sites, such as the Uffizi and the Ponte Vecchio.  They are back in a bustling city centre before resting on a grass embankment taking refreshments. They continue on their journey, filming the mountainous surroundings from the moving coach.