Title ID 7395Collection ID976
Title[Brockley Scenes; Gravesend Scenes]
CollectionJoan Irons
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionAlbum/Journal
ThemeFamily life
KeywordsDomestic Gardens Parks Women Beachwear Leisure Time Activities Motor Vehicles Autumn Summer
LocalGravesend Brockley
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionJoan Irons
CameraJoan Irons
FormatColour Silent
Duration4 min. 29 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Various scenes of family and friends filmed at home and in a park; in Gravesend, Kent and later in Brockley in 1958. The scenes are filmed by Joan Irons, sometimes filming herself whilst the camera keeps a fixed position on a tripod.


Scenes filmed at a Rockery and duck pond in Gravesend open the film. A woman in a red coat stands beneath a tree. She sits on the grass of the park to read a book. A friend, in a yellow cardigan, stands in the garden of her terraced house and is joined by the film-maker in footage shot from a tripod. A woman films herself relaxed and smiling whilst sunbathing in the garden, settling in the deck chair before running back to the camera .

[Not included online] A woman drives away in a black car, reversing into a driveway to turn around [some shots are damaged].


[Brockley Scenes; Gravesend Scenes] (1958)