Title ID 7243Collection ID876
Title[Man in garden; Amberley Museum]
CollectionB. C. Suter
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionAlbum/Journal
ThemeTransport Family life
KeywordsDomestic Gardens Old Age Family Children Passenger Vehicles Cultural Heritage Film Making Exhibitions
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionB. C. Suter
CameraB. C. Suter
FormatColour Sound
Duration3 min. 49 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Out-takes and rushes for a film about a man doing several household chores, and scenes recorded at the Amberley museum, part of a wider collection of reels documenting the working life of the museum.


A man walks out of a house carrying a framed picture and easel stand, the man then undertakes a range of tasks that includes gardening, sawing a piece of wood, relaxing in the garden with his wife bringing him a cup of tea; and the man going out in the car waving to his wife as he leaves. This sequence is not edited and is as shot (rushes) with the directors stage direction to the participants.

The second compilation shows several scenes captured as part of Suter's Amberley Museum collection. This includes the agricultural windmill (water pump) at Amberley Museum, with visitors walking between the square and several workshop and exhibition buildings on a sunny day. Two men drag the front axle with wheels from a motor vehicle through the square; a 1920s motorbus then pulls into the square with passengers, turning into stop outside the communications and wireless exhibition. A group of school children walk across the square. The shot ends mid scene and includes the directors stage direction to the participants and craftsmen on site.