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Scilly Isles Holiday

Enjoy all the tranqility and magnificent scenery of the Isles of Scilly in this colourful film from 1954

Amateur film 1954 12 mins Silent

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We start with the arrival of the RMV Scillonian at St Mary's, the largest island in the archipelago. Views of quaint cottages and quiet streets in the town are followed by a tour of the island’s peaceful beaches. At Hugh Town quay we see holidaymakers board a small boat for a trip around the islands. A woman poses for the camera and a man splashes about in a rockpool. On a different day we see puffins on the water as well as more views of the islands. A glorious sunset ends the film.

Evelyn Phillip Cardew was an amateur film maker and a member of the Canterbury Cine Society during the 1930s. He was also the Chief Engineer for Kent, Surrey and Sussex. He worked at Canterbury Electricity Works and a number of his films feature this facility. He also made a number of family and holiday films, among them this film about a trip to the Isles of Scilly.