Title ID 2636Collection ID301
Title[Christmas 1932; Summer 1933; Xmas 1933; April 1934; August 1934]
DateDecember 1932; December 1933; April 1934, August 1934
CollectionFord Family
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieIndependent AmateurNon-fiction
ThemeFamily life Fashion
KeywordsAnimals Beaches Cars Clothing Domestic Gardens Family Fathers Houses Interiors Swimming Sport
LocalCamberwell [?]
RegionalGreater London
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionA. E. Ford
CameraA. E. Ford
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Duration12min. 4sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This silent home movie from the 1930s features a young woman from the Ford Family. She appears throughout the film at home and at various other locations, sometimes with an older man, presumably her father.


The film opens with scenes of a young woman walking along a garden path; she removes the white fur coat she is wearing and poses for the camera. Putting the coat back on she stands next to an older man (her father)?; they hold each other affectionately, before walking back up the path.

The same girl is seen emerging from a beach hut, wearing a swimming costume and cap she wades into the sea and back out again. She talks directly to the camera, posing in front of it. In the following scenes she is seen with her father (?); they sit on a garden table - his arm is around her. The girl is next seen emerging from a hedge, walking towards the camera. The girl acts up for the camera whilst the man sits on a bench watching her. General shots of the girl doing handstands and posing f or the camera in the garden. She holds and plays with some small puppies.

The girl poses next to a car before sitting in it and appearing to sketch. The girl now indoors, stands wearing and full-length dress and the fur coat seen at the beginning of the film; scenes of the girl posing for the camera.

Outside again, she now wears a thick winter coat and holds a cat in the garden. Posing for the camera, she is seen wearing a number of different coats.

Now wearing a skirt, shirt and tie the girl sits on a chair indoors; she walks out of the open French doors, posing for the camera. She is next seen picking wild flowers, climbing a stile and getting into the car seen earlier in the film; she hangs through an open window in the car.

In the closing scenes the girl plays tennis on a court and poses briefly on her own and with her father (?).