• Short Summary

    Footage of holiday makers taking an early caravan out for a break in the country.

  • Description

    Note: The location of the events in this film are unknown.

    Full titles read: "THE MOTOR CARAVAN - We're used to "cruisers on river and sea - here's a new streamline land cruiser - the motor caravan up-to-date."

    L/S's of motor car towing caravan along picturesque country lanes.

    Intertitle reads: "Some folk used to hold up the snail as a model house tourer. Today, we can have our own house with us."

    L/S's of the people unhitching the caravan from the car and turning around. M/S's from of the kettle and knives and forks in the interior.

    Intertitle reads: "And whether dancing resting or bathing - your house 'stay put' where it's put !"

    L/S's of two young women talking to each other next to small camping table, while man and another women dance to the music being played on the gramophone. They all appear to be enjoying their holiday.

    L/S of the man sitting on deck chair playing guitar. The three women come out of the caravan in swimming costumes and head off for a swim in the river (it looks very cold, there does not appear to be any leaves on the trees yet). M/S of two women inside the caravan one of them say to the other - "I did enjoy my bathe it was simply marvellous !"

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:17:00 / 01:27:44:00
    PT 054

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    Dear Sirs,
    I am the editor of the Historic Caravan Club and love this short film. I can confirm a still photograph with 3 girls handling the caravan (the one with the hair band is clearly in your film) taken at this event is printed in the March edition of 'The Caravan' magazine of 1937. It says: What ho, for the river! An advantage of a caravan is that you can take it along with you when you go for your morning dip. These City girls, spending an Easter holiday at Colnbrook, only 15 miles from London, have found a site adjacent to the river bank.
    I'd like to know how your film is dated though I don't doubt it's right at 1931. I guess the magazine pulled on stock material for articles to publish. I have a 1926 2 berth car cruiser and the front end is very similar.

    I'd be happy to scan and send you the page from this publication for your records, just send me a suitable email address. Mine is gwindsor53@yahoo.com

    Kindest regards,
    George Windsor

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