Travelogue - a family holiday on the Isle of Man - landscapes, beaches, local traditions etc.
Produced by Howard Thomas.
Photography: Terry Ashwood. Sound Supervisor: W.S. Bland. Film Editor: Edith White. Commentary written by: Alec Bristow. Commentator: Wilfred Pickles. Mountains, lakes, fishing boats. Manxmen. Nets drawn in, fish emptied on to deck of ship. The Barker's are a family on holiday on the Isle of Man. Ruins of Peel Castle - ghosts are mentioned. Fisherman predicts the weather. The family visits the kipper works to see how herrings are smoked. Women gut the fish. Herrings smoked over fires of oak chips. Old water wheel marked with famous Manx symbol. Young couple walk to Snaefell. Sheep on the hillside. Romantic images of them at the top of Snaefell. He takes her photograph. They meet a Mr Brightson. They look at the view - Mull of Galloway to Solway Firth, hills of Cumberland, Mountains of Mourne in Ireland and Snowdon in Wales.
The family look at the views from the train to Ramsay Bay. Queen's Pier. Golf course. Father smokes his pipe and looks at a map. Plains of Heaven. Kirk Michael. Isle of Man Bank Limited. Church at Ballagh (?). Family on the beach at Point of Ayre. The young couple visit Cregneash. Nice village shots - thatched cottages, woman walking with a gaggle of ducks. Manx woman in traditional dress shows them some ancient Manx items - spinning wheel, slippers etc. They visit the Calf of Man. Church at Tynwald Hill. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth attend opening of Manx parliament. King lays a wreath. Ancient clock at Castle Rushen. King and Queen visit Castle Russan as do our holidaying family. Castletown views. Harbour. Dancing in Douglas. The family leave the island by boat.
Gently jokey narration about the young couple needing time on their own and the father not being able to play golf as he has "promised to be a good husband this year".