Excellent documentary about women's lives in the 1920s - great commentary by Joyce Grenfell.
Pathe have rights to clips in Time to Remember programmes but not to commentary or whole programme as screened.
01:08:28 Woman poses for an all female art class. Girls hold up their pencils. Sequence of the schoolgirls dressmaking, at sewing machines, embroidery lessons, beadwork etc. (See EP 005 "Eve's Day at School" from which this is a section).
01:08:58 Girls at work in a greenhouse. Exterior shot - the girls stand in a row and throw flowerpots along to move them from the greenhouse elsewhere. Science lesson, girls sit at desks looking through microscopes.
01:09:17 Sports sequence. Group of girls get ready for a cross country running race. Various shots of the girls making their way across streams, jumping fences, running through woodlands etc.
01:09:45 Women rowers - group of girls grab blades and carry them to the river. They climb into a boat and row away off down the river. Various shots of an all girl rowing team in action.
01:10:17 Group of schoolgirls stand outside a school. Joyce says that "the best time for all of us was breaking up for the hols." L/S of girls cycling along a lane past the camera.
01:10:27 Sequence showing the Sea Guides in action - a breeches buoy is demonstrated and the sail raised on a small boat.
01:10:48 Deauville, France in the 1920s. Various shots of the crowded beach - nice shots of bright young things relaxing on the beach and dancing in the sea. Great shot of a woman in sequinned swimsuit with a dog in striped shirt and beret sitting in a boat (bizarre non?). C/U of a woman in a bathing suit posing with a feathered parasol - she looks coy. M/S of two girls with feathered parasols.
01:11:27 The races - sequence showing the crowds and the horse racing but especially the fashions. Nice shots of folk in their finery. Great C/U of a pair of striped shoes. Lots of nice hats, frocks and parasols.
01:12:37 Various shots of rather large woman exercising on the beach at Deauville. Panning shot of large group of women exercising together. Montage sequence of keep fit on the beach and on a rooftop - many of the women are quite large. Sequence ends with the women dancing with each other on the rooftop - very cute.
Title reads: "TIME TO REMEMBER END OF PART ONE". Continued.
Note: wonderful footage and a great commentary by Joyce Grenfell - full of colloquialisms of the day and funny stuff.
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- British Pathé
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- 1920 - 1929
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- HD at Filmfinity
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