Title ID 12271Collection ID1611
Title[Yardley Gobion Boys Home]
Date[ca. 1954]
CollectionFegans Childrens Charity
KeywordsChildren Seaside Resorts Swimming Recreational Facilities Social Welfare Education
LocalYardley Gobion
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionFegans Children's Charity [?]
Format16mm Colour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details.


An amateur colour film with intertitles of the boys at Fegans Yardley House Home for Little Boys in Northamptonshire.


The film opens with exterior scenes of the buildings and surroundings of Yardley House before we see groups of boys play and eat together and make their way into the village. Individual boys smile at the camera and show off their certificates of scripture knowledge. Different sporting activities follow along with fun at a playground and swimming pool.

The boys excitedly board a 'Knights' bus from Northampton laden with picnic hampers and equipment for an outing to the seaside. Lots of fun and laughter ensues with games and fun on on the beach and swimming in the sea.

Back at Yardley House the boys play on a 'witches hat' in the playground and line up for the camera to film them and hug the resident dog.

Intertitle: 'Council members and boys are great friends'. The boys play in a group with the Council member.

Intertitle: The Chairman caught unawares. A boy plays a trick on the Chairman.

Intertitle: 'Walk to School'. Followed by intertitle 'Run home from school'.

Images of the boys playing and close-ups of them smiling follow. More games follow in the gardens and grounds as the young boys wrestle, play cricket, dig in the sandpit, feed the lambs, splash in the water fountain and line up for tea of sandwiches and lettuce outside. Another trip to the seaside on a sunny day follows.


A colour ultra wide still image taken from TID 12271, showing the multi-storey exterior of the Yardley Gobion Feagan's Boys Home, with a large garden filling the foreground.