Film: 8809

Places + Locations | 1970 | Sound | Colour


The Cotswolds 1970's

Introduction "Long sweeping rolling hills clusters of small stone cottages, valleys laced together by small rivers and streams. Combine all of these things and you have the Cotswolds stretching from Bath to Chipping Campden, Gloucester almost to Oxford."
Opening sequences: as described above. Cuts to shots of Oxford University and new housing estate in Oxford. Shots of car manufacture plant presumably British Leyland in Cowley. A young Lynda Bellingham in factory. Bridge in Oxford. Film contrasts the old with the new. Lynda Bellingham with trendy sunglasses on. Oxford interior and exterior of pub situated on Thames. Anglers on Thames fishing for Trout. Riverboats. Small village. More bridges. Small villages as seen from a car registration: TOX 703H. Idyllic countryside. Villa at Chetworth. Exterior and interior of house with mosaic floor depicting four seasons. Ancient Roman Baths. Traditional restaurant, once a wheelhouse. River Cove which flows through Chetworth valley to Bibury. Nearly empty motorway and Hillman motorcar registration: SOF 369H entering Cirencester church visible in background. Market day at Cirencester. Wild fowl Trust at Slimbridge. Nesting Flamingos during breeding season. Long shot of Barclay Castle. Curtain wall, courtyard at castle with couple walking through. Great Wall. Walls are hung with a series of tapestries. Stained glass windows, picture lined staircase leading to the long drawing room. Dungeon. Bath and Roman bathhouse. Church or Cathedral and local shops. Show jumping events at the Woodstock horse show at Blenheim Palace. Grounds and Dinghy races on lake at Palace. More footage of grounds. Interior of house shown in detail with statues and ceremonial robes prominent. Painting of Churchill and room where he was born. Churchill's war time boiler suit and paintings on shown. Men playing Golf. Young women playing Golf. Wearing Mini-skirt. Aerial views of Cheltenham, parks and gardens. Pickfield Pumproom. Exterior of Mary Arden's house, mother of Shakespeare. Interior of this Tudor farmstead with timber framing. Shots of cider press with Lynda Bellingham looking at farm equipment displays on walls. Broadway and Buck, Cotswold villages. Final panning shot of hills.

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