Title ID 7146Collection ID907
Title[Birthday Celebrations]
Date[April 1963?]
CollectionCoates Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeFamily life
KeywordsChildren Play Domestic Gardens Family Cars
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionC. R. Coatts
CameraC. R. Coatts
FormatColour Silent
Duration4 min. 31 sec.
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Coatts family scenes, set in the family garden in Coulsdon, Surrey, in April 1963.


A man lies on the ground. Another works on his automobile outside a house. A woman leans out of the attic window. Three young women pile into a Mini Cooper. Two young boys in school blazers and grey short trousers sit in the garden with their grandfather, and run about on the lawn. One of the boys stands with his bicycle at the foot of some stone steps, which progress through the garden and up to the house. Family members stand together in the garden with the boys as they play. Their grandmother retrieves a toy car from the flower bed for one of the boys to play with.