Film ID:
NEFA 21592

SNAPSHOTS OF DURHAM

c.1951

Visitor Tabs

Description

An amateur film made by Victor Sidney Carman showing various views of the city of Durham. The film also shows a family celebrating Christmas and a Christmas pudding with a sparkler in it.

Title: Snapshots of Durham

The film begins with a view looking up at Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle. The film cuts to general views of the exterior of the cathedral from Palace Green. A man walks along Palace Green past the University Library and looks at the camera.

The film cuts to views looking up at Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle from along the river Wear with birds resting on the weir. The sequence ends with a view of the spire of St Nicolas Church.

The film cuts to show a family celebrating Christmas, probably Wallsend. They sing and enjoy themselves before sitting around the table for Christmas dinner. The film ends on a woman stands with a small Christmas pudding on plate; a sparkler has been placed into the pudding.

 Title: The End.