Title ID 12485Collection ID1171
Title[Family Scenes in London]
Date[ca. 1927]
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life
KeywordsBoats Children Dance Domestic Gardens Family Ferries Roads Parks Urban Areas Water Transport Fashion
RegionalCity of London
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionCharles Bernard Henning
CameraCharles Bernard Henning
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Duration16 min. 43 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details.


This film from the 1920s shows various sceneds of London traffic, children and families at leisure in parks and in their gardens, a wedding and girls playing tennis.


The film shows a family with a baby in pram in the park. London is seen in the mist. Scenes show a double-decker buses and traffic, a shoe-shiner, Tower Bridge, a 'News World' banner, street and river views. A group of women with babies in prams meet in the park. Model boats float on the pond in Hyde park. The family are then seen at home. Views show a large house, their dog and girls posing for the camera. Rowing teams are seen on the Thames, then large passenger ferries. At a wedding, the bride and groom are seen posing. Scenes in a garden show a baby, people lounging and a man gardening. A group of girls are seen playing tennis. At 5 South Street London, a toddler is filmed dancing in the garden. The family are then seen taking a walk with a baby in the park.