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1939 - 1944

A collection of home movies shot by Charles Scott.

Setting out for their 1939 holiday during the onset of another inevitable European conflict, the Scott family pack their cases and pile into the car. Heading north from Norwich, they visit the Boston Stump - the towering spire of St Botolph's Church in Lincolnshire - before heading to the beach at Skegness, where they play cricket, ride donkeys and take a boat trip. Continuing their holiday in central England, they visit the architecture of Warwick and Leicester, the Northamptonshire villages of Fotheringhay and Geddington, the Corby steel works and the Welland Viaduct, before returning home via Lincoln where they visit the Cathedral. The family's return to Norwich is met with grim news, as the Allied forces begin their blockade of Germany. The Scott family forego their 1940 holiday, but take a day trip to Watford, stopping for lunch at the Elveden War Memorial in Suffolk. Moving to King's Lynn in 1941, family members pose in the backyard of their new home. The following year, the Scott family visit a friend's farm in Upwell, where they are surrounded by farm animals and ride horses. 1943 brings a 'brighter outlook' with many newspapers reporting Allied gains in Europe, visits from friends and leading up to a family wedding in 1944, where they gather to watch the happy couple cut their cake.

Featured Buildings

Church of St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay; Corby Steel Works; Eleanor Cross, Geddington; Elveden War Memorial; Lincoln Cathedral; St Botolph's Church, Boston; Welland Viaduct

Keywords

Family; Farms; Holidays; Weddings; World War II

Other Places

Boston, Lincolnshire; Corby, Northamptonshire; Elveden, Suffolk; Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire; Geddington, Northamptonshire; King's Lynn, Norfolk; Leicester, Leicestershire; Lincoln, Lincolnshire; Norwich, Norfolk; Skegness, Lincolnshire; Warwick, Warwickshire; Watford, Hertforshire; Upwell, Norfolk

  • Maker : Charles Scott

  • Maker : Charles Scott

Manifestations

[Home Front Home Movies]

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    INV388821
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    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:12:13
    Modification Date
    22/09/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    727677
  • Barcode
    INV371932
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:12:13
    Modification Date
    31/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    724590
  • Barcode
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:12:13
    Modification Date
    31/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    723799
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV327903
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:07:49
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    711276
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV393397
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:07:58
    Modification Date
    19/11/2010
    Parts
    Reference
    697593
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV262653
    Canonical Identifier
    16
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour System
    bw
    Colour Type
    bw
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:09:43
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    09/11/2010
    Parts
    Reference
    696671
    Sound
    silent

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