Title ID 7664Collection ID990
CollectionBrickell Family
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily life
KeywordsChildren Celebrations Family Domestic Gardens Religious Activities Play
RegionalEast Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionRichard D. Brickell
CameraRichard D. Brickell
ParticipantsAndy; Joanne
FormatColour Silent
Duration4 min. 22 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Family scenes showing a christening party with the baby in a pram in the Brickell Family garden, held in 1964, filmed by Richard D. Brickell.


The film shows a group of adults and children playing in a garden, women laugh with one another, sitting on folding chairs on the lawn. Further guests are seen, laughing and playing in the garden. Two men wearing shirts and ties play a round of swing ball. This is followed by shots of the baby being lowered into a yellow pram wearing a blue crocheted cardigan. The mother holds the baby in the garden as several young women crowd around her. The second part of the film shows a series of family portraits of a mother and father holding a baby in a blanket on the steps outside a church.