Volume One of Happy Holidays features three films commissioned by successive Tourist Boards, dating from 1939, 1946 and 1957. They are all products of their time, with period music and the clipped BBC-style commentaries that were essential in the ‘30s and ‘40s. They are wonderfully nostalgic and form an important historical record of Island life throughout the 20th century.
The films are introduced by Manx journalist and broadcaster Terry Cringle (himself born and raised in a Douglas boarding house in the 1930’s). Join Terry as we revisit the days of bathing beauty competitions, ice-cream and donkeys on the beach, and blissful afternoons in the countryside walking hand in hand in a Manx glen.