Title ID 1540Collection ID43
Title[Horse-show; Ballet; Springtime]
Date[ca. 1938 - 1940]
CollectionEmberton Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life
KeywordsAnimals Autumn Children Dance Domestic Gardens Exhibitions Family Landscape Rural Areas Spring Sport
LocalChobham Dartmoor
RegionalSurrey Devon
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionJoseph Emberton
CameraJoseph Emberton
ParticipantsGillian Emberton; Jocelyn Emberton; Kathleen Emberton
FormatColour Silent
Duration12 min.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A compilation of items filmed by Joseph Emberton of family outings, scenes on holiday in Devon, and his daughters in their garden in Surrey.


The film begins with scenes of a horse show with horse jumping and other equestrian events possibly at the Aldershot Tattoo (?). A sign by the arena reads ‘Empire Exhibition & Flower Show'. This is followed by an outdoor performance of ballet. Film of the Embertons on holiday in Devon with their children and nanny then opens with the title ‘Autumn on Dartmoor’. Scenes of the countryside in Devon include walks through a woods, Dartmoor ponies, scenes on a farm and where they stayed - the Manor House Hotel in Okehampton. The title 'Springtime in Chobham' then opens scenes back at the family home in Surrey. Views of flowers and trees in the garden are inter cut with the two daughters, Jocelyn and Gillian engaged in various activities in the garden, looking a little older now and clearly filmed a few years on from earlier parts of the film.