Title ID 4192Collection ID515
Title[Family Cat and Garden]
Date[ca. 1960s]
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily life
KeywordsDomestic Gardens Gardening Animals Trains
RegionalBrighton and Hove
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionLes and Joy Parfitt
CameraLes and Joy Parfitt
FormatColour Silent
Duration3 min.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Playful family scenes in Les Parfitt's father's garden in Hove, focusing on the family cat and Mr. Parfitt hard at work on weeding flower beds.


A sleek black cat lounges in the Les Parfitt's father's garden in Hove. The cat lies with the hose pipe on the lawn. Mr. Parfitt is busy weeding in the garden wearing a white vest and brown suit trousers. The camera zooms in and out, focusing on Mr. Parfitt's bottom as he bends over to tend to the flower bed, raking the soil by the garden fence. A young man throws his thumbs up to the camera.

A train passes by the end of the garden on the Brighton - Littlehampton line. Joy Parfitt poses with Mr. Parfitt in the garden.