Title ID 6991Collection ID959
Title[In the Garden; Etc.]
Date[ca. 1980s]
CollectionGillings Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life
KeywordsAnimals Domestic Gardens Bicycles Family Gardening Play
RegionalBrighton & Hove
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionNeville Gillings and Michael Gillings
CameraNeville Gillings and Michael Gillings
FormatColour Silent
Duration7 min. 52 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Footage of his wife and son in their garden in Brighton and guests on a visit to the house, filmed by Michael Gillings in the 1980s. Dinky toy animations by Neville are also included.


A man reaches up to the family cat, who climbs over the branches of a tree. One of the children steers a go cart down a sloping path, holding either side of the string. A Dinky toy animation, filmed by Nevil, follows. Waves crash against the groynes at the coast. The boys climb up the trees in the garden, filming from this elevated position. Family members give piggy backs in the garden, and play with an oversized shuttlecock and plastic bat. A man, a family guest, rides a bicycle in circles with the two boys, sticking out his tongue to the camera. Fake snow has been sprayed on the windows of the family house for Christmas. The guests leave in their car, waved off at the house. Nevil [?] waters the plants with a hose, falling over dramatically when the water from the pipe suddenly flies up towards him. He struggles with his mother for the hose pipe, as she soaks him on the lawn.