Detail

Title ID 7502Collection ID720
TitleSplashes of Colour
Date1936
CollectionThe Victor Don Film Collection
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily life
KeywordsAnimals Children Domestic Gardens Family Parks Plants Spring
Location
LocalAshford Chilham
RegionalKent
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionDr. Victor Don
CameraDr. Victor Don
FormatColour Silent
Duration10 min. 32 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

The family and friends of Dr. Victor Don, a medical doctor and amateur film-maker, are filmed in the family's garden in Ashford and on outings to parks, rivers and fields in Kent in 1936.

Description

Close footage of crocuses growing in a domestic garden opens the film. A young boy (Tony) stands by flower beds in the garden with a woman, Gertie. A little dog, Teddy, joins them. The family's gardener tends to plants in a bed. Gertie and Tony walk through the garden, inspecting the plants and smiling to the camera. 'Springtime in Kent' follows. The trees are in blossom and sheep graze in a field near Chilham in Kent. Their lambs are seen. Cows stand in another field and walk towards the camera. 'Teddy has a busy day - ' In Ilford colour footage, Teddy the dog swims in a river to fetch a stick. ' - aided by Pete.' Pete, a jack russell, plays with Teddy on the lawn. Teddy is seen in close-up with a ball, looking up at the camera. Further footage of daffodils and other flowers follow. Three women and a man emerge from a house and walk down the steps to join a little girl wearing a white bow in her hair. 'Among the foxgloves in Middleton Park.' Two women, Gertie and Dot, walk in a park stopping to talk to each other. They are followed by a little black dog. A boy holds up a large salmon with a hook through its mouth. An older couple, both wearing suits and ties, stand and smile at the camera. Teddy drags a stick through the grass. A collie dog walks with a group of women. Teddy plays with a ball on the lawn, pushing the toy around the feet of a woman who sews on a stool in the garden. Patients at a hospital [?] sit upright in cast iron beds outside in the sun and under the shade of a conservatory. The End.