Film: 6789

Places + Locations | 1940 | Sound | B/W

Synopsis:

The county or shire of Surrey.
Kew Gardens. Flowers. The Chinese Pagoda.
A man painting the river from the top of Richmond Hill. Richmond on the River Thames. People sitting on deckchairs by the river. People walking along. A pleasure boat goes along the river. The Star and Garter Home. Salter's steamers pleasure boats. Houses on Richmond Hill. Modern block of flats or apartments with people playing tennis on a court.
Smartly dressed people arriving to watch the tennis at Wimbledon. Policemen on duty. Queen Mary gets out of a car. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh gets out of another car. An all-American women's doubles semi-final. The names on the scoreboard read Miss S Fry, Mrs H P Rihbany, Miss G Moran (Gussie Moran) and Mrs P C Todd. Scenes of the match and of the crowd watching. Ted Schroeder and Jaroslav Drobny play in the men's final.

The River Wey in Surrey. People boating on the Thames. The rooftops and castle in Guildford. The clocktower of St Mary's Church, Guildford. Stained glass windows in the church. Abbotts Hospital, Guildford. The high street with traffic and pedestrians. The town hall and clock. The decorated balcony of the town hall. People on the balcony during a ceremony to crown the Festival Queen. People with umbrellas watch.
The Surrey Agricultural Association Show at Clandon Park, Guildford. Marquees and tents. Farmers and cows. Carthorses pulling carts. A carthorse with a rosette on its nose. Men checking notes. Toddlers stroking the horses. Older children riding the horses. People watching the show. A girl drinks from a bottle. Showjumping over fences. People applauding. A table with trophies. One is given to a young rider.
The Crown Inn public house at Chiddingfold, Surrey, a medieval building. Close up of the pub sign. Lettering reads the year 1292. The White Hart public house at Witley. The village church. A woman pushes a pram across the road. Flowers in gardens.
People by the lake at Virginia Water in Windsor Great Park, including a woman wearing a headscarf. Swans. A father and two children walk under the trees. People walking in the park.


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