Title ID 6087Collection ID714
Title[Gardens; Etc.]
Date[ca. 1935]
CollectionNewman Family
ThemeFamily life
KeywordsCelebrations Children Domestic Gardens Everyday Life Family
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionFrancis Henry Newman
CameraFrancis Henry Newman; Alice Margaret Newman
ParticipantsFrancis Henry Newman; Alice Margaret Newman; Margaret Newman
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration1min. 18sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This is a short film of a family gathering in the garden of the Newman's home, with family members chatting and playing with Margaret, who looks about four years old in this film.


At the beginning of the film a woman wearing a hat walks up to receive a present from two women, it looks as though they are in a garden, or possibly in the village. The woman then walks back with her present towards the camera to sit down. The film then cuts to a view of the family walking out of the door of a house; first an elderly couple, followed by Margaret and a woman, then a young man carrying a dog. The young man cradles the dog, then, the camera cuts to him doing a head stand, whilst Margaret watches as she plays with her mother. We then see Margaret getting a piggy-back from the man, as he walks towards the camera, into shot.