Title ID 6457Collection ID866
Title[Family Scenes; Royal Navy]
CollectionC. Ernest Shippam
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionAlbum/Journal
ThemeFamily Life
KeywordsBoats Animals Children Domestic Gardens Play Plants Cars Summer Celebrations Fancy dress
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionC. Ernest Shippam
CameraC. Ernest Shippam
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration17 min. 1 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film shows scenes from the Shippam family house and grounds, along with sailing and a garden party (filmed partly in colour).


Family members gather around a pram in a garden, an older gentleman smokes a pipe. A toddler, Ann (?), stands in a cot in a garden, a woman in white dress then pushes her across lawn on a toy horse. Two dogs roll around on the lawn when a man, with the toddler on his knee, begins to play with them. The woman plays peek-a-boo over the man's shoulder with the toddler. An older couple sit with the woman and toddler on the patio.

On another occasion, a man plays with a dog in the garden. He is joined by another man and they chase the dog round the lawn. He holds the dog in his arms and smiles at the camera. Young men and women joke with one another in the garden. A group of three women stand by a car while a man sits in the driver's seat. They notice they are being filmed and the women become camera shy, one holds a magazine up to cover her face; another covers the man's face with his hat.

On a sailing trip, a boat's rigging is seen from the deck, as a man climbs down the mast. One sailor in a hat smiles for the camera. A young man swings over the side of the boat, holding himself above the water. They sit on the deck and lean over the side. Footage is shot from the front of the boat. The camera man (C.E Shippam?) is seen climbing back onto the deck from the front of the boat.

Two toddlers play the garden. Women sit together in smart summer dresses. Older men play bowls, which is filmed from ground level. Family members and visitors arrive, many dodging the camera. Further footage of children playing in the garden follows. Ann (?), the older toddler joins in with a bowls match. At a garden party, family and guests are smartly dressed in suits and dresses. The little girl curtseys and presents flowers to a woman in a fur coat. A young boy wears a sailor suit. They play skittles together. Colour scenes show a young girl with her mother walking in a flower garden and sitting together. The girl blows a dandelion and pushes a toy pram on the lawn, taking a bow.


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