Film: 3482

Places + Locations | 1950 | Silent | B/W


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Amateur home movie of a tour of the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire and Somerset 1950's

"Blenheim Palace" the main gateway and clock tower. A cow ambles in the courtyard.
Cows in the foreground, a lake and the a palace behind. A rowing boat on the lake. A view of the bridge with a woman standing beside the water. A detail of the bridge. The frontage and wing of the main palace building. Two views of the lake and house.
"Visiting the ruins of Minster Lovell manor house we made Moreton in Marsh our next step." The ruins of house. "The pub and main street of a pretty village of Moreton."
We stayed at the Redesdale hotel for three days making Moreton our centre visiting tum Bourton on the Hill, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Winchcomb
Lower Slaughter and Bourton on Water". The front of the Reisdale Hotel, a couple chat and people sit outside in chairs. The church and street with one car. A steep lane. "Chipping Campden" views across the panorama of the village and the hills beyond. Close up of the Eight Bell public inn sign. A terrace of stone cottages and the church tower. A row of houses with people standing by, the market cross. "Broadway" a panorama of one side of the street.
Winchcombe potteries sign. A kiln. Seven earthenware pots. Some plates drying. A couple watch the potter apply a handle to a mug. Close up of the potter at work. A display of the finished goods, all glazed earthenware. "Lower Slaughter" the Mill Pond. A small stone bridge with ducks and a boy watching them. The Water Mill. "Bourton on the Water" Our couple cross the stone bridge, a horse and cart cross the bridge". "Model Village" A young man wanders through a stone built model village. A woman stands out and looks at it. A number of people wondering through the model. Another day we find our way to Burford, Bibury, Cirencester and Cheltenham" Several shot views of Burford. A sign for "Faire Bridge hotel" a car stopped on the other side of the road. A woman on a horse riding down the road.
A lorry with "Stratford Tea, North Beach" written on the side has overturned. A Ford AA breakdown truck at the scene of the overturned lorry. "Bibury" A beautiful row of cottages. A cottage door with roses around. A hill with stone cottages up the hill. A stone bridge iron rails across a small view.
"Cirencester" an interesting piece made entirely of rope" A crown with lion an horse heraldry mock of rope abide with E:R . A neptune fountain. A parade of shops. "Compton Wynyates, the Warwickshire house of the Marquess of Northampton" a crenulated moated house in a castle style with gardens and topiary. "Memories of Shakespeare", a stern causeway. The river Avon with Pleasure boats and the Stratford theatre. Formal and fountain Shakespeare statue. Ann Hathaway house with small crowd of visitors. Another view from the back. Another Tuck house. A Stratford street with old houses and cars parked outside. The Shakespeare Hostel and gabled building. Shakespeare house, probably. "Warwick castle" - Several mews.
A Peacock. The Battlements. A Couple on the drawbridge. " Kenilworth Castle" - the ruins "Tewkesbury the Abbey, a porch. A Riverside view old building and a group of men. A water wheel. The frontage of the Tudor house hotel" A close up of the sign of the hotel "Gloucester Cathedral" the entrance with lots of cars. The Cloister. The Cloister garden. A stack of ancient wall timbers. "Severn Wildfowl Trust, Slimbridge Gloucester". A woman feeds swans, a man on bench feeds geese. A lake with birds". An ancient monument, Stonehenge "Wiltshire people wonder around the stones. Eight different views of the stones and tourists, some climbing over the stones.

"Bath" a shopping street, a church. Feeding the pigeons. A act amongst the pigeons. A colonnade near the Abbey. People inside the pump room taking the water. In the arches near the Baths. The Spring head. The Roman baths. People looking at the waters. The abbey tower. Hypocaust Roman bricks. A park and bandstand. The Weir near the Pulteney bridge, with people fishing in it. Man fishing and boys playing. Riverside in Bath.

"Well's Cathedral and Moat round the Bishop's Palace" people cycle through a stone arch. Ancient clock.
The door of wells cathedral. The moat, people sitting on the grass. Three views of the moat. "Glastonbury the abbey ruins and Abbots kitchen"
Village road sign for "Lacock" Wiltshire an old half timbered house. A street with village cross and a view of stone cottages. The pub, a small white car passing in front. "Laccock Abbey" National trust sign. A view of the Abbey. "Castle Combe" road sign. Two horse riders ride up to the Castle hotel. The horse riders in a lane. A row of stone cottages. A stone bridge and the church tower behind. A view up the street to the market cross. Close up of the market cross. An archway with a room above, the market cross and pub.

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