Round the World Trip 1939 : Part 2 – Europe

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Richard Leslie Gair (1892-1970)
McRobbie-Gair Family Home Movies: Film is comprised of travelogue sequences primarily from south, central, and western England, but also of Sweden and Scotland. County and city locations in England include Canterbury, Nottingham, Twickenham suburb, Surrey, Manchester, the coastal town of Llandudno, Salisbury, and the Isle of Wright. Cities and locations in Scotland include Meikleour, Rothesay on the Isle of Bute, Loch Lomond, and Edinburgh, and locations in Sweden include Gothenburg, Stockholm, and Upsala, according to title cards. Highlights from England include shots of the “White Rabbit” monument in Llandudno commemorating Lewis Carroll’s inspiration for “Alice in Wonderland,” shots of Windsor, Conway, and Arundel Castles, the Manchester Piccadilly Station, Canterbury and Salisbury Cathedrals and a selection of hotel and restaurant signs from Canterbury (Tudor House, The Sun Hotel, Chequers Inn, Senlac Hotel, The BattleAxe – Crafts and Restaurant, Pilgrim’s Rest, and Fremlins George Hotel). Notable locations in Scotland include the Meikleour Beech Hedge [sic], and the Nigg Church of Nigg Parish (Nigg Old Church), Loch Lomond, and Edinburgh (Princes St.) city shots. Finally, sequences in Sweden open with travel on a passenger ship, the “Patricia,” to Gothenburg. In this sequence is also a shot of a Nazi flag, which according to the title card, was taken in Stockholm. Upsala cathedral is also shot with lots of sequences on waterways throughout. Footage consists of color film stock with title cards inserted for new locations or sites.
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McRobbie-Gair Family Home Movies Collection
IUL Moving Image Archive
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