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Bousfield Personal Film 2: Colour Scrapbook
Bousfield Personal Film 2: Colour Scrapbook

Bousfield Personal Film 2: Colour Scrapbook 1937

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Bousfield Personal Film 2: Colour Scrapbook 1937

10 mins Great Britain

The carefully observed railway scenes in this filmic scrapbook take you back to King's Cross in the heyday of the steam age. Even if you've never considered yourself a train spotter, the close-up view of these magnificent beasts may have you reaching for a notepad and pen to jot down the numbers - and then comes the privileged view from inside the train cab.

Like a good scrapbook, this roughly hewn miscellany of home movies offers many of the diverse pleasures, pains, pastimes and peculiarities that life throws at you. From operating a cement mixer in a kilt, messing about on the river, building an air raid shelter, training with the Home Guard, and welcoming a new member of the family, it's a terrific document of tempestuous times.

Genres

Amateur film

Tags

Boating (recreational) Home Guard Air raid shelters Steam trains

Collection

Watching the Trains Go By

Released

1937

Country

Great Britain

Language

English

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