Title ID 3449Collection ID39
Title[Family Scenes; Toddler]
Date[ca. 1930 - 1933]
CollectionSadler Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionFamily Life
KeywordsBicycles Children Domestic Gardens Everyday Life Family Mothers Play
LocalChichester [?]
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionFred Sadler
CameraFred Sadler; Robert Sadler
ParticipantsDavid Sadler
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration5 min.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A Short family film mainly featuring toddler, David Sadler, learning to walk in the garden and later playing on a tricycle.


The film opens with a brief shot of a horse before cutting to a scene of two men playing with a dog on a sunny day in a garden. In the same garden the film continues, portraying the film-maker's son, toddler David Sadler, crawling around on the lawn, playing to the camera. The little boy picks up a trilby hat and a shoe and tries to put them on. As the film goes on the boy, a little older than before, is trying to walk aided variously by a wooden stroller, his mother and a pram. There is a shot of him sitting impatiently in his pram and then older again, running and cycling around on his tricycle.