Film ID:
NEFA 12807

SEAHOUSES

1961

Visitor Tabs

Description

A home movie of a holiday by four women to the Bamburgh area of Northumberland. They are filmed taking a photograph of Bamburgh Castle, cooking and relaxing beside their Commer camper van. They also take a trip by boat to the Farne Islands from Seahouses.

The film opens on a woman taking a photograph of Bamburgh Castle from a road a mile or so from the castle. In the sand dunes firemen are watched putting out a fire in the grass; Bamburgh Castle can be seen in the background. Three women sit atop of a dune looking out to sea.

A small fishing boat pulls away from the quay side at Seahouses. There are views of the cliffs and nesting sea birds on the Farne Islands as well as the Longstone Lighthouse seen from a boat. There are views of the group looking around two of the island and of some of the nesting birds. Seals are seen in the sea looking back at the tourists. There are more views of the islands from the boat heading back to the mainland.

Inside Commer camper van parked in a caravan park along the cliff edge a woman unloads a reel of film from a cardboard box. Outside another woman peels potatoes while a third washing cans in water that comes from a pipe attached to the van. A number of cans of food and an onion are laid out of a camper van shelf.

There is a general view of people walking around Seahouses. Two women stand in the doorway of a gift shop. Two women run onto the beach and are seen playing tennis in the sand.

Back at the camper van a woman shows the camera a meal of fried chicken and chips. Four plates of food are laid around a small table inside the camper van. Outside two women are seen washing up. The film ends with a woman inside the camper van sweeping the floor.