Title ID 3454Collection ID39
Title[Toddler Scenes of Elizabeth]
Date[ca. 1963 - 1966]
CollectionSadler Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily life
KeywordsBeaches Children Christmas Family Fathers Mothers Play Winter
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionDavid Sadler
CameraDavid Sadler
ParticipantsFurther details available from the archive
FormatColour Silent
Duration10 min.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film provides a portrait of baby Elizabeth in her early years as she grows; showing her as a baby in a pram, learning to crawl and as a toddler, playing on the beach and at the family home.


The film begins with Elizabeth as a baby lying in a cot. There are several scenes of her in a push chair on a pebble beach playing with her mother, and in a high chair with a drinking cup. Sitting on a lawn, her toddler brother tries to play with her, giving her a ball. The girl is then seen learning to crawl on the grass. Her brother pushes her along sitting on a child’s wooden brick trolley, he then plays with a push along a dog toy. Elizabeth, now walking, plays indoors with a doll. With a Christmas tree is in the background and sitting on a bouncing horse toy, she plays with a bauble on the tree. She is also shown walking and running outside wearing a woollen coat and hat. Looking a little older again, the girl stands outside in warmer weather, and tries on her father’s shoes. At the beach again, she walks towards the sea and paddles in it, then digs in the sand with a spade. Sitting on a swing, she swings backwards and forwards and spins around. The family house and garden is finally shown covered in thick snow, Elizabeth's father carries her on his back in a child carrier, and pulls her along the snow in a sledge.


[Toddler scenes of Elizabeth] (1963-1966?) showing Elizabeth in the garden[Toddler scenes of Elizabeth] (1963-1966?) showing Elizabeth on a swing