Title ID 724Collection ID156
Title[Baby scenes and Seaside]
CollectionRudd Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily life
KeywordsChildren Domestic Gardens Animals Beaches Family
LocalEast Sussex [?]Yorkshire [?] Scarborough [?]
RegionalEast Sussex Yorkshire
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionMr. and Mrs. Rudd
CameraMr. and Mrs. Rudd
ParticipantsChristopher Rudd
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration10 min. 25 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Rudd family scenes filmed by Mr. and Mrs. Rudd at home in the garden and on a visit to their parents and a sandy beach.


Baby Christopher is seen in a pram. His older sister Susan, wearing a cloche hat, waves from the family car. Christopher is seen on his nursemaid's lap and with his sister in the garden. Waves wash up and over a rocky beach. The baby is fed at the beach. Two maids wash the children inside, letting the baby play with the basin of water. Susan is seen playing with three dogs in the garden wearing a knitted cardigan and Mary Jane shoes. Christopher sits in a wicker lounger. His sister plays on her grandfather's lap as he sits with his wife for tea in the garden by the flower beds that circle the lawn. Boats are moored by the sea. The children play in the breakers and on the sand. Back in the garden, Christopher sits on his mother's knee, pulling off her glasses. He sits and crawls in a pen in the garden. One of the dogs lies next to the pen asleep. Christopher pulls himself up to standing, holding onto the bars of the pen. He is seen in his pram, pushed in the garden by a maid. Dogs, a pig and chickens are seen in the garden. Mr. Rudd is seen holding both his children, one under each arm. The youngest stands in his pram in the garden, smiling to the camera. The dog joins baby Christopher in the pram with his toys and books. In this scene the shadow of Mrs. Rudd in a cloche hat is seen on the side of the pram.