Film ID: YFA 74 ST ANSELM'S PREPARATORY SCHOOL, BAKEWELL 1935-1937 Visitor TabsDescription This is a film from the Noel Beardsell Collection of Peter, his son, at school. The film includes footage of football and cricket matches between students and the teachers as well as a father son match. Title – Filmed by N T Beardsell (wearing his old school tie) Intertitle – One Sunday afternoon in 1935 some of the boys take a riding lesson. Some of the boys sit on horses waiting. They are watched by a group of other boys. Intertitle – Under the supervision of the headmaster – Mr T G Hillyard. The headmaster, pipe in mouth, looks on. Intertitle – . . . and Mrs Chapman Mrs Chapman mounts her horse and takes the boys for a ride down a country lane. Intertitle – October 1935 finds us watching a game of football on the "Home" Ground. There is a football match that seems to be between students and teachers, though there are fewer teachers, and most players seem to be wearing the same kit. Intertitle – Almost a spectator! The goalkeeper at one end stands alone, looking on. The game continues, with close-up action shots of the play. Intertitle – Lent term 1936. Peter Beardsell has a look at his future school fellows . . . A group of boys play in the school grounds. Intertitle – . . . and sees some strange faces! The boys gather around the camera pulling faces. Intertitle – Cricket season 1936. St Anselm's v Birkdale (Don't mention the score) There is a cricket match, with the outfield team all wearing safari hats. Intertitle – July 4th brings the annual cricket match Patres v The Boys. The boys are fielding as two fathers go in to bat, with a crowd sat watching from the side. Intertitle – Just watch Mr Crowther "slog" this one!!!!!?? MrCrowther gets clean bowled. Intertitle – “Well played Sir!" Between innings the players mull around, and then group together for a joint team photo. Intertitle – Autumn 1936 brings football once again. There is another game of football between students and teachers, some filmed in slow motion. Intertitle – Lent term 1937. St Anselm's invaded by Flu Intertitle – With summer term comes chicken Pox – but "rounders" was one way of knocking the "spots" off. The boys have a game of rounders, with close ups of the batters and bowlers. Intertitle – A few of the victims – watching in "isolation" More of the game is shown, this time in slow motion and speeded up. Intertitle – At the Baths, "The Head" keeps his boys well "in the swim" The boys are swimming in an indoor pool, with a teacher holding one boy up with a rope tied under his arms. There are some older students or teachers too, diving in, and two women watching from the side. Intertitle – July. Cricket again. School v Patres . . . Father's bat first. There is some cricket action, with one father coming to the crease. Intertitle – Tea–score; Patres 119 all out. The boys still "knocking 'em up". There is more film of the match. Intertitle – And after the match. . A group of the father's stand smoking and talking. Intertitle – “Yes, the boys put up a grand show – we only beat them by 4 runs."