The film captures snapshots of the filmmaker’s holidays in 1938. For the most part, the film was made in Somerset, but it also features shots filmed in Cardiff.
Home movies made by Ruth Jacobson of family holidays between 1945 and 1947 that focus on her children and includes a visit to the coast at Alnmouth in Northumberland. Footage includes scenes at Wolsingham airfield (now Newcastle Airport) and the family's departure to Dinard in France.
A home movie filmed by Ruth Jacobson of the family taking cruise holiday around Norway and Iceland in 1952. The film shows the family onboard the cruise ship “Chusan” and various excursions that include Bergen and Mount Dalsnirba.
A home movie produced by Ruth Jacobson of a family cruise around the Mediterranean in 1952. The film includes life on board the S.S. [steam ship] Chusan, a British ocean liner and cruise ship. Locations visited include Gibraltar, Malta, Rhodes, Venice, Naples, Capri and Lisbon.
A home movie made by Ruth Jacobson featuring the family taking a holiday cruises aboard the cruise ship “Chusan” in 1955. The film mainly focuses on the activities and friends made onboard ship. The final part of the film shows the family visiting their daughter Pamela at Harrogate College for speech day as well as the whole family in the garden at home at Leasyde in Newcastle.
A home movie made by Ruth Jacobson of her family taking a Mediterranean cruise onboard the passenger liner S.S. Arcadia in the summer of 1957. Footage includes visits to Venice, Malta and views of the Stromboli volcano.
A home movie made by Ruth Jacobson a cruise holiday take by her and her husband Lionel around the West Indies aboard the S.S. Antilles in 1958. The film begins with passengers taking part on the “Mysteries of the Deep” ceremony, a traditional Equator-crossing initiation rite that commemorates a sailor's first crossing. This is followed by visits to a number of tropical locations including Martinique, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico as well as Caracas in Venezuela.
Amateur home movie filmed by Dr. H Brenton Porteous, which features his son Ian playing golf and at play in the garden in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, filmed around 1932; a winter ride through Newcastle upon Tyne in the snow around 1933; and a visit to the home of Kate Stephenson, daughter of the Mayor of Newcastle, Sir William Stephenson.