Detail

Title ID 8616Collection ID992
Title[Babies; Toddlers; Youngsters]
Date1948[?]; 1950; 1953[?]
CollectionHinchliff Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Urban Life
KeywordsAnimals Celebrations Christmas Domestic Gardens Family Food Interiors
Location
LocalCroydon
RegionalSurrey
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionA.G. Hinchliff
CameraA.G. Hinchliff
ParticipantsElizabeth Hinchliff
Format16mm Mixed Colour and Black & White Silent
Duration00:09:01:05
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This film begins in black and white and then includes colour film. It shows various children from a family group, at home and playing in a garden. The children are seen playing with various family pets including a dog and a rabbit and playing party games with the adults. This film shows sequences from across a decade of family life.

Description

This black and white film shows a family group (mainly children) playing in the front room of a house and a toddler crawling across the carpet. The children go in to a garden to play with a dog, do gymnastics and play with a rabbit. (Note: the first part of the film is very grainy)

The next part of the film shows a small child sitting with an adult on a carpet playing with toys and then sat at a table eating and drinking tea. The same group are also seen sitting in the garden. (Note: this section is very dark)

The next portion of the film shows other family members sitting at a table drinking tea and eating. Other children plawith toys on the front room floor.

In the garden, a lady carries a child on her back, followed by an older man carrying a young girl on his back. Ttwo ladies are shown chatting; one holds a pile of baby clothes, showing them to another lady. An older lady sits in a chair holding a new born baby.

In colour film, a lady (Elizabeth Hinchliff ?) holds a young boy dressed in school uniform in a garden. An older lady stands behind her. This is followed by a group of young children dressed in tartan dresses playing in a garden, one tries to lift a garden tool to help. The same family group (ca. 1950s ?) stand around a brick garden pond talking and stroking a black and white cat that is sat on a wall.

In the next piece of colour film (late 1950s) shows a group of children playing games on the patio outside a house, possibly for a party as some have balloons (?). The children are then joined by senior members of the family in the garden to play relay race games. The film ends with: 'The End'.

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