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Our South Western Holiday

Two young men and a camera set off on a tour of South West England. Lucky for them it's sunshine all the way.

Amateur film 1950 15 mins Silent


Amateur filmmaker Ronald A Yeatman and his companion William H Lloyd, credited as photographer, set off on a motoring tour of the south west of England - from Dorset to the Isle of Wight to Bournemouth. Lucky for them it's non-stop sunshine all the way. The relaxed mood of the two friends is captured through beautiful framing, slow pans and long-held shots.

Yeatman was from Lambeth in South London and part of the Yeatman Funeral Directors family. He was a keen amateur filmmaker and member of the Astral Cine Club. His rich film legacy covers family holidays and local social events spanning the mid-1930s to early 1950s. Explore more of his work including Suburban Weekend (1946), also available on BFI Player.