Title ID 11625Collection ID1519
Title[Joan Mary]
CollectionSydney Bligh
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily life
KeywordsBirthdays Children Everyday Life Family Mothers
RegionalKent West Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionSydney Bligh
CameraSydney Bligh
ParticipantsMary Bligh; Joan Mary Bligh
Format16mm Colour Silent
Duration17 min. 18 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details.


Sidney Bligh's film records a few moments of 'Cousin Peter' as a toddler, then focuses on the early years of his daughter, Joan Mary - from a newly born baby to toddler, in this collection of small snippets from 1939 to 1942.


This colour film from Sidney Bligh, using many illustrated titles, charts the arrival of his daughter, Joan Mary. The film chapters various milestones in Joan Mary's young life including her christening, her first Christmas and her first birthday, as she gradually transforms into an active toddler. Various relatives come to visit in the interim and at the end of the film she is seen playing with her cousin, Peter.


A still from [Joan Mary] (1939-1942)