Title ID 10921Collection ID1271
TitleOur Family Album
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Urban Life Case Study The Home Front
KeywordsAircraft Armed Forces Cars Children Family Second World War (1939-1945) Weddings
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionReginald (Reggie) Marcus Wood
CameraReginald (Reggie) Marcus Wood
ParticipantsGraham Penfold, Hedley Marcus Wood
Format9.5mm Black & White Silent
Duration14 min. 13 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A family film showing the new born baby Hedley Marcus at 12 days old, 15 weeks at his Christening and at six months old. A war-time wedding takes place and the bride stands with her new husband in uniform. Various friends or family members are filmed at the family house, along with a plane flying low over rooftops.


A family album compilation film starting with the arrival of baby Hedley Marcus, born 22 February 1941. Various baby scenes and walks a with pram take place. In the streets soldiers and some civilians carrying gas masks can be seen. The baby's Christening takes place at St Mary's Church, Broadwater on April 6th 1941. This is followed by a wedding of "Another Victory V Couple" with a reception at the Old Willow Barn. Hedley Marcus is seen at six months old. Various friends or family members smile at the camera from a crowded settee, along with Jock the puppy. Toddler Bronwin smiles for the camera. A plane is filmed flying low over rooftops. Various people are shown coming and going. Graham Penfold is named as he leaves the house, driving away in a car.


A still from Our Family Album (1941)