Title ID 3202Collection ID708
TitleAston House
CollectionMacFie Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionAlbum/Journal
ThemeFamily life
KeywordsDomestic Gardens Clothing Christmas Winter Autumn Fancy dress Dresses Animals Family Play
LocalBognor Regis
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionDr. Thomas Hately MacFie
CameraDr. Thomas Hately MacFie
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration17 min 30 sec
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Further scenes filmed in the family garden and compiled by Dr. MacFie in Autumn and Winter 1935. Family members dress up, play with the new puppy and take tea in the garden in Autumn and Winter scenes.


"Autumn: First Appearance of a Wee Dog:" The youngest MacFie family member opens the doors of a large garage, allowing the motor car inside. A woman and the young girl play with a tiny terrier puppy in the garden. The girl feeds him milk from a spoon. The woman pushes the girl on a swing in the garden. They join another woman for tea, served by a maid. The dog scampers around at their feet, weaving in and out of the chair legs. One of the women feeds the dog at the table, holding him in her lap. The little dog is seen sitting on a chair. The girl and another family member play tennis in the garden, beside the tables and chairs where they have been drinking tea. The little dog jumps out of a pile of fallen leaves in the garden. The puppy chases the woman, his teeth clamped to the hem of her long dress. The girl sits in the pile of leaves, playing with the dog.

"Winter: Christmas Nonsense and Frolics in the Snow:" A woman walks out of the house wearing fancy clothes and a parasol. She is followed by other family members, including the young girl, a man in an outsized hat and a woman dressed in uniform. They all act out greeting each other in the garden and walk together, back inside the house. The puppy, now wearing clothes, is fed treats for tricks in the garden. The girl plays with the dog in the snowy garden. She throws snow in the air and plays fetch with the dog. She is joined by a family member, and they throw handfuls of snow at each other.