Title ID 1674Collection ID105
Title[Wisborough Green; Trip to London; Wedding; Fair; Snow]
DateJanuary 1946 - January 1947
CollectionGowlland Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily life
KeywordsChildren Christmas Fairgrounds Family Music Outings Play Weddings Winter
LocalWisborough Green London Croydon
RegionalWest Sussex Greater London Surrey
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionGeoffrey Price Gowlland
CameraGeoffrey Price Gowlland
ParticipantsGeoffrey Price Gowlland (father); Amy Gowlland (known as Peggy) (mother); Rosemary Gowlland; John Gowlland; George Mark Gowlland (known as Mark) (siblings)
FormatMixed Colour and Black & White Silent
Duration19 min. 30 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Film of the Gowlland family, featuring the children at home and on outings to Wisborough Green, London, a farm and a fun fair. They attend a wedding, and at home, the children have a fireworks display, play the piano and celebrate Christmas.


The family visits relatives at 'Arundel Holt' an estate south of Wisborough Green, where the children play in the garden and the family go for woodland walks. In January, the family take a trip to the Tower of London. For November 5th, the children set up fireworks in the garden and enjoy the display after dark. Inside the house, the children are filmed learning to play the piano.

Filmed in colour, at a cousin's wedding, Rosemary is a bridesmaid and John a page boy. The family then visit relatives on a farm, and enjoy various rides at a fairground. At Christmas, back at home the family show their presents to the camera - the youngest, Mark, plays with a toy truck, Rosemary has a new watch and mother, Peggy, shows off a box of new stockings. Finally, the children play in the snow in the garden - clearing it away from the path and making snowballs. [Note: some items in the film may have been edited together in the wrong date order]


A still from 'Wedding' (1946-1947)A still from 'Wedding' (1946-1947)A still of Mr Gowlland with his son (1946-1947)