Operation Snapshot


A photographic society coach outing from Atherstone in Warwickshire to Shropshire taking in Bridgnorth, Wenlock Edge and the Long Mynd. Filmed by Len Bass.





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Black & White / Sound


Amateur Film

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We see the photographic club members boarding their coach at Atherstone and views from the moving vehicle of quiet country roads (along the way they pass a parked convoy of horse drawn gypsy caravans). A commentary is provided throughout the reel. On arrival at Bridgnorth we see street views and shots of the Town Hall, Magistrates Court (where the toilets are popular), and the ruined Bridgnorth Castle. We also see high views overlooking the town. The club members stop for an ice cream and are also seen boarding the cliff railway. The next stop is at Wenlock Edge where the photographers admire the views. A member is left behind and chases after the coach. We then see the group preparing a picnic including making tea with portable gas stoves. The final sequence shows the group getting off the bus at Little Stretton and hiking up Ashes Hollow to Long Mynd and then walking through open country to Pulverbatch.


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The tour was an annual event with this outing taking place in September 1954.