Title ID 10920Collection ID1271
Title[Family Album to Entertain]
Date1940 - 1941
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeWartime And Military Urban Life Case Study The Home Front
KeywordsArmed Forces Buildings Second World War (1939-1945) Animals Urban Areas Shopping
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionReginald (Reggie) Marcus Wood
CameraReginald (Reggie) Marcus Wood
Format9.5mm Mixed Colour and Black & White Silent
Duration4 min. 19 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


The film is compiled as a family album with titles naming people. It shows people and street scenes, especially Goldsmiths road, Worthing. 'Stead & Simpsons' shoe shop and 'Doreen Hairdressing' are also shown amongst the shops. Uniformed soldiers and air raid shelter signs signal that the war is on


'This film is being shewn in the hope that it may entertain all'

This home movie, filmed mainly around Goldsmiths Road in Broadwater, near Worthing, shows family members and friends enjoying themselves both in and outside the home. West Highland terriers are seen in the garden with a litter of new-born puppies. There are views of nearby streets and houses, some of which have anti-blast tape on their windows, while in shopping areas ARP shelter signs can be seen.


A still from [Family Album to Entertain] (1940-1941)