Title ID 1587Collection ID41
Title[Southern Railway Orphanage: Sports and Christmas]
Date[1950 - 1951?]
CollectionSouthern Railway Orphanage
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsCamping Celebrations Charities Children Christmas Dance Entertainment Games Performing Arts Play Sport
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionNot known
ParticipantsMr Billingby; Mr Evershed; Miss Groom; Miss Simons
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Duration57 min. 30 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Two reels of amateur film documenting life at the Southern Railway Servants' Orphanage in Woking. The film contains scenes of the older children giving gymnastic displays and a formal dance. The younger children receive toys from Father Christmas and eat Christmas dinners. The children perform a stage play, and boys have a pillow fight.