The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.
This film is part of Free
A Spring Holiday
A leisurely holiday to the South West of England via Evesham and Weston Super Mare.
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It's April 1935 and Edwin Elliott leaves his Birmingham home armed with a cine camera bound for the South West of England. Early in the season he captures horse riding on a quiet beach at Weston super Mare and scenes in sleepy Dawlish and Torquay far from the bustle of high season. Picturesque Clovelly also features: a real favourite amongst home movie makers with its steep cobbled streets and donkey rides back up to the top of the village.
The film-maker Edwin Elliott was the director of the British Optical Lens Company, a Birmingham based firm that made lenses and plastic bodies for cameras. The firm also produced a stills camera sold by Woolworths under the name VP Twin. He was a member of the cine section of the Birmingham Photographic Society.