|Title ID||5440||Collection ID||766|
|Title||[Deer Park; Family Scenes]|
|Collection||John Wood Collection|
|Theme||Family Life Leisure|
|Keywords||Children Domestic Gardens Family Fairground Games Commemorative Events Mothers Motor Vehicles Urban Areas Outings|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This colour and black and white family film opens with portrait shots of a young boy on a day out at a deer park followed by views of a children playing in a garden and paddling in a pool. The family go on an outing in a car, visit a funfair at Chessington Zoo and attend a christening. Mixed views show children playing ball games in a garden.
The film opens with colour views of a small boy playing with a spinning top style toy surround by deer in a park. At their home in Surrey a man and woman (Patricia) play games with the children in the garden. The family take a boating holiday on a river, with portrait shots of the group aboard a boat eating a meal.
In a garden, two children play by a pond as their mother (Patricia) watches. In another garden, two boys dressed in leopard print swimming shorts play together in a fountain.
On a day out, two boys go for a ride in a car (NGT 482 - 1952 London registration?) as the camera films them from a second moving car travelling in convoy.
The next section shows mixed scenes of a group of children in swimwear playing on a garden slide in a paddling pool and running in the garden. The family sit eating a meal together in the garden.
The scene cuts to the family on a day out to a fairground at Chessington Zoo showing the boys on a helter-skelter, playing in a playground and using a slide.
The next section shows a woman preparing a horse before going out riding from a stables. This then cuts to scenes of the family playing in a sandpit with a young baby. A close up shows the baby sat in a cot dressed in a christening outfit. A family are filmed gathering at a house (possibly following the christening?) with a small boy sat in a pram with his hands over his ears.
The film closes with shots of several children playing in a garden, on a swing ball set and doing acrobatic handstands.