Film ID:
YFA 2732

PICNIC ON THE MOORS

1933

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Description

This brief film is part of a collection that records a family from York's trips to the coast and countryside around North Yorkshire. The films were all shot by the Lord Mayor of York's son and are a child's view of these days before World War Two. This film captures a family day trip to the North York Moors.

The film opens with a close-up of a man with a pipe before quickly cutting to show a women smiling at the camera. Her hair style and clothing are very smart, but she still sits in the heather having a picnic; she sticks out her tongue.

The camera captures close-ups of most of the people and then there is a shot of the group sitting in the heather. They drink tea from tea cups, lay napkins out on the heather, and some of the men lie down and smoke.