Title ID 6998Collection ID959
Title[Toy Car Animation; Family in the Garden at Patcham]
Date[ca. 1960s]
CollectionGillings Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeFamily Life Seaside
KeywordsCars Domestic Gardens Houses Family Summer Seaside Resorts Boats
LocalBrighton Patcham
RegionalBrighton & Hove
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionMichael Gillings
CameraMichael Gillings
FormatColour Silent
Duration3 min. 16 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Animated scenes, starring Michael Gillings's toy car collection, and family scenes in the garden at their home in Patcham, where they moved in the 1960s.


Views of boats off shore at Brighton precede a Dinky car animation. Cars slide onto a transporter, which moves off. Further vans, trucks, commercial and farm vehicles and cars move off. A tank drives onto a transporter. A military vehicle drives across the lawn. Exterior views of the family house in Patcham follow. Family members sunbathe in the garden on a Summer day. The End.