Title ID 13468Collection ID962
Title[John's Childhood]
Date[ca. 1930s]
CollectionHarry Clifford Edmed
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life
KeywordsChildren Domestic Gardens Family Houses Food Fashion Hats Leisure Time Activities Motor Vehicles
LocalShaftesbury, Maidstone Weybridge
RegionalDorset Kent Surrey
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionHarry Clifford Edmed
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details.


An amateur film of family scenes mainly filmed outside in domestic gardens.


Family scenes in back gardens including playing with toy trains, golf, a girls party, a conjuror (possibly the filmmaker) performing magic tricks and a young boy helping an older man to repair a garden path with a roller.

Some short scenes of trips out include a picnic, a visit to an event held in a large garden with an ornamental rockery and a 'Lyons Soda Fountain' catering marquee and outdoor seating.


A black and white still image taken from TID 13468, showing Harry C Edmed (?) demonstrating a replication and disappearing trick using a black ball in his hand, in the garden of a family home.