Three Rovers

1955 , Vaduz, Liechtenstein (Other)

A holiday in Vaduz in Liechtenstein, with a trip to the Stoss Pass in Switzerland.

Film recording details of a trip made by Laurie and Stuart Day to Vaduz in Liechtenstein by car in 1955, comprising shots of local beauty spots, visitor attractions and encounters with the local population. Sequences include actuality shots of the car journey in England, northern France and Switzerland; footage of the arrival of the Days in Vaduz and their hotel accommodation; an encounter with a Swiss band playing outside their hotel and a performance by the band in Vaduz castle for the ruling family; a trip to Triesenberg and a visit to a commemorative event to mark the Battle of Stoss (1405); Corpus Christi Day celebrations in Vaduz; and shots of Buchs on their return journey. The commentary is provided by Laurie Day and is interspersed with music. Laurie Day begins by describing the journey in June, comparing roads in England and northern France and the change of scenery in Switzerland. She notes this one of the few principalities in Europe, the others being Andorra (Spain), Monaco, the Duchy of Luxembourg and [San] Marino (Italy); provides details about the principality and its rulers, noting in particular in deferential tones the efforts made by the current prince to encourage industry. On the visit to the Stoss Pass, Laurie Day provides a brief summary of the background behind the 15th Century Appenzell Wars. Returning to Liechtenstein, she makes observations about the preparations, decorations and altars on streets for Corpus Christi procession, blessings performed by the bishop at the street altars, the involvement of the local population in the procession and recalls a story about St Anthony at Corpus Christi Day celebrations in Padua. Beginning the homeward journey, Laurie Day makes observations about the beauty of Buchs, which cannot be appreciated by rail passengers crossing the frontier. Narrated on the whole in reverent tones, Laurie Day introduces on a few occasions wry and disparaging opinions, respectively about the welcome provided to her husband at the hotel in Liechtenstein in contrast to that extended to herself, as well as the lack of attraction of northern France compared to its other regions.

Featured Buildings

Open Gates, Parkway, Dairyfields, Ttrentham, Stoke on Trent Gasthof LÅ‘wen Schloss Vaduz [Vaduz Castle] Chapel Stoss Pass Inn Stoss Pass St. Florinskirche [Kathedrale St. Florin, Vaduz Cathedral, Cathedral of St. Florin], Vaduz Werdenberg Castle, Buchs

Featured Events

Commemoration of the Battle of Stoss, 1405 Corpus Christi celebrations, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Keywords

Continental tourism; Liechtenstein; European micro states; Principalities; European royalty; Hapsburg dynasty; Corpus Christi celebrations; Vaduz; commemorations of military battles

Other Places

Trentham, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire; northern France; Vaduz; Triesenberg; Stoss Pass; Schwyz; Buchs, Switzerland

  • Maker : Laurie Day

  • Maker : Stuart Day

Manifestations

Three Rovers

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    08/10/2015
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    08/10/2015
    Parts
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    INV352675
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    Unknown
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    MP4 H264 digital
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    Modification Date
    08/10/2015
    Parts
    Reference
    739040
  • Barcode
    INV377043
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
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    Duration
    0:20:22
    Modification Date
    14/05/2015
    Parts
    Reference
    737713
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV315527
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    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
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    Modification Date
    28/04/2015
    Parts
    Reference
    737652
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV375894
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:20:22
    Modification Date
    28/04/2015
    Parts
    Reference
    737651
  • Barcode
    INV348590
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    wav digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:32:49
    Modification Date
    14/04/2015
    Parts
    Reference
    737607
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV200714
    Canonical Identifier
    2010/9
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour System
    unknown
    Colour Type
    unknown
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    unknown
    Modification Date
    17/06/2010
    Parts
    Reference
    682231
    Sound
    sound
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV307002
    Canonical Identifier
    2010/9
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    audiospool tape
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    17/06/2010
    Parts
    Reference
    682230
  • Award:
    • Group 1:
      • Date:
        • Text: 1955
        • Earliest: 01/01/1955
        • Latest: 31/12/1955
      • Nomination Only: N
      • Name: Winner
      • Achievement: The Twyford Cup: best non-synch sound.
      • Event:
        • Group 1: Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Award
      • Note: Awards (data migration 25/06/2021): Institute of Amateur Cinematographers’ Association Film Competition, Twyford Cup, 1955.

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