Holiday scenes: Carrey Family Film

Details

Location

Antrim coast road, Ardglass, Carrickfergus, India, Islandmagee, Swansea

Year

1939

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Format

Super 8

black and white, colour

Length

17min 22sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

BFI, Carrey Family

Rights Holder

Carrey Family

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Description

Join three generations of the Carrey family as they holiday during the last summer before the outbreak of World War II.

Travel with the Carrey Family from the shores of Swansea to the waters of India in this home movie. Time has drawn an abstract dance of scratches over the film and flashes of colour burst through amidst the black and white memories. See Strangford Lough’s busy fishing harbour in action at Ardglass before a colourful glimpse of a regatta in Carrickfergus. A walk on the coastal path near Islandmagee is followed by the bustling streets of Belfast and a picnic on the Antrim Coast Road. 
 

Notes

If you enjoyed this film you can join a new generation of the Carrey family 22 years later on their holidays during the summer of 1961. This film is courtesy of the Carrey Family it features Bob aged 10, Jasmine aged 11, Aunt Marjory aged 50 and Grandfather Anthony aged 75. The film opens with Bob playing in what may be the gardens of the Masonic Hospital at Millbank after an operation on his elbow. The final frames show Dick aged 8 swimming in India. 
 

Credits

 Digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project

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