Film ID: YFA 631 HOLIDAY IN LONDON 1939 Visitor TabsDescription This is a film from the Michael Hobson collection which features a family trip to London, a trip along the Thames, and to Chessington Zoo. Title – A holiday in London 1939 Intertitle – We visit Regent’s Park Zoo. At the zoo, there are penguins, people looking at bears, monkeys, and other animals. Intertitle – Hampton Court A boy in a school uniform and a woman walk around the pond and gardens. Intertitle – A cooler They sit on a bench drinking bottled pop through straws. They are joined by a man. Intertitle – On the river to Kingston They take a trip along the Thames, passing other boats and filming the journey. Intertitle – Teddington Lock They pass through the lock and continue. Intertitle – Richmond They show the scene at Richmond, with larger boats moored. Intertitle – Next Day. Seeing a bit if London. Buckingham Palace. Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial are filmed from Birdcage Walk. Intertitle – Admiralty Arch This too is filmed. Intertitle – “Rill mill” for the pigeons The boy and two women feed the pigeons in Trafalgar Square. Intertitle – Big Ben The Houses of Parliament and Westminster Bridge are filmed from the other side of the Thames. Intertitle – A Day at Chessington. The Zoo. At the zoo, there are bears, a leopard, flamingos, monkeys, and lions. Visitors feed ostriches and kangaroos, and later on, there are performances of circus acts involving horses. The boy goes on a large slide, while the women go on some swings, including two person ‘boat’ swings. They also go on the small railway and the boating lake.