Title ID 6495Collection ID866
CollectionC. Ernest Shippam
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionAlbum/Journal
ThemeFamily life
KeywordsChildren Domestic Gardens Family Leisure Time Activities Mothers Religious Activities
LocalChichester (?)
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionC. Ernest Shippam
CameraC. Ernest Shippam
ParticipantsMaurice Wood
FormatColour Silent
Duration3 min. 41 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This family film shows several people gathered in the shade of a tree in a garden followed by a series of shots of a family gathered following a Christening at a church, as filmed by Ernest Shippam in the 1950s. (This film continues from TID: 6494)


This film opens with shots of a vicar or priest sitting with a group of women under a tree in a garden, as they drink from tea cups; followed by scenes of a young boy running around in the garden. A series of portrait shots include the vicar walking with the family group, holding the baby and passing it to its mother, the group posing and smiling and a young girl and boy holding the child. Scenes from the same Christening day are also seen on TID 6494.

The final sequence shows Mrs. Shippam with her daughter, walking in a flowering garden passing a large brown guinea pig between them, a man (C.E Shippam ?) and a girl (Shippam's daughter?) with a dog jumping over flower beds and Mrs Shippam and her daughter passing a ball between them.


[Christening] (ca.1958)

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