Two Barbados Tourist films one from the 1960s and one from the 1970s

A look back in time. We recently came across these two Barbados Tourist Board promotional films: Barbados West Indian Wonderland from the 1960s and Magic Isle from the 1970s.

Enjoy the nostalgia of these two promotional films.


The first film is a Barbados Tourist Board film from the 1960s, promotes Barbados as a tourist destination, titled: Barbados – West Indian Wonderland.

This Barbados Tourist Board is from the The Travel Film Archive, which is a collection of travelogues and educational and industrial films – that show the world the way it was between 1900 and 1970. All of The Travel Film archive footage was shot on film (much of it on 35mm) – so very much old school.

A Barbados Tourist Board film about Barbados in the 1960s.
Source: www.travelfilmarchive.com.

Take a journey back in time to the 1960s. This Barbados Tourist Board film about Barbados in the 1960s covers:

  • Deep Water Harbour, port of Bridgetown
  • Tent Bay
  • Bridgetown, Trafalgar Square, Lord Nelson Statue
  • Barbados police patrols
  • Harbour police wearing uniforms descended from Lord Nelson’s day
  • The new general hospital
  • Government headquarters
  • Harrison College
  • Queen’s College
  • Chalky Mount
  • Morgan Lewis Windmill,
  • Codrington College
  • St. John’s Parish Church…

The second Barbados film from the 1970s is a travelogue on Barbados, titled: Magic Isle.

Magic Isle – Barbados. This film is part of the Periscope Film archive.
Source: www.travelfilmarchive.com.

The section on Seawell Airport features a shot of Canadian charter airline WardAir which introduced the 747-100 to its fleet in 1973 which is how we dated this film.


Both the above films are available from: www.travelfilmarchive.com search for Barbados.





Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.




Subscribe to BajanThings

If you would like to be kept informed when there are updates to BajanThings please click here to subscribe to the BajanThings e-mail update notification. Whenever there is new content added to BajanThings you will receive an e-mail telling you of the update.


Advertisment
SOLV Technology - Find . Inform . Engage.

A BajanThings Recommendation
Barbados Island life: photographs and stories by Craig Burleigh that celebrate Barbados island life in the 1970s

Notice Board




Contact BajanThings