Title ID 1685Collection ID105
Title[Family Events 1953]
CollectionGowlland Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
KeywordsAnimals Buildings Celebrations Children Coronations Domestic Gardens Family Leisure Time Activities Schools Sport Summer
LocalBrands Hatch Croydon Shirley Dorking Ightham Mote Tonbridge
RegionalKent Surrey
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionGeoffrey Price Gowlland
CameraGeoffrey Price Gowlland
ParticipantsAmy Gowlland (known as Peggy) (mother); Rosemary Gowlland; John Gowlland; George Mark Gowlland (known as Mark) (siblings)
FormatColour Silent
Duration12 min.
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A film of the Gowlland family showing various activities in the Spring and Summer of 1953. In the spring the children play with the cat in the garden, the family visit Shirley Park Hotel and Ightham Mote. In June the family decorate their home and hold a party for the Queen's Coronation. In July they go to Yardley Court school sports day [Tonbridge], play croquet and relax in the garden.