Film ID:
YFA 2729



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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.

The film opens with a shot of a boy smiling at the camera and is followed by close-up shots of two women who are wearing swimming caps; they grin and stick their tongues out at the camera. They are all beside a beach hut and some other women get ready to go for a swim.

They run into the sea, paddle with the children and one man carries a camera and tripod to the sea edge and takes a picture of one of the women who is lying in the sea facing the shore. The last shot is of the group sitting on deckchairs on the beach after their swim. Some of the adults are in smart dress including women wearing hats.