Title ID 7392Collection ID976
Title[Gravesend Scenes; Family Cat; Police Station; Stanley Family]
CollectionJoan Irons
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemePublic Services
KeywordsAnimals Domestic Gardens Law Enforcement Civil Defence Sport Bicycles Leisure Time Activities Motor Vehicles
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionJoan Irons
CameraJoan Irons
FormatColour Silent
Duration4min. 33sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A short amateur film from the late 1950s featuring family members and the activities of police officers at a police station. The film has several empty white gaps between scenes and the image is regularly fogged in places. The film has been edited for online use.


The film starts with scenes of a cat playing in a garden. A woman joins the cat and plays with and the cat is seen climbing a small tree.

At a police station, police constables are seen coming and going, some on foot and others on bicycles. Close-up shots show a police woman in uniform outside the police station. Two women then exit the station. The film cuts to scenes of a football match on a field, fogged shots follow of awards being presented at the match by police officers.

A girl carries her bicycle up some garden steps. Brief shots show a street market and a man measuring out fabric from a roll. A woman stands next to a car, followed by shots of more women in a garden. Back at the police station, more police officers are seen coming and going from the building and two police constables are seen walking the beat. The film ends with two police women fooling around in the yard at the police station. Shots are frequently interrupted with fogging of the film.


A colour still image taken from TID 7392 - [Gravesend Scenes; Family Cat; Police Station; Stanley Family] [1957] featuring a woman police officer with dark hair, dressed in full uniform facing towards the camera, while stood in the car park next to the pale brick facade of a police station.