Detail

Title ID 8010Collection ID1068
Title[Family Album III: Garden; House; Bonfire Night; Boxing Day; Snow]
Date[1961-1962?]
CollectionLambert Family
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieIndependent AmateurNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily life
KeywordsAnimals Children Dance Domestic Gardens Everyday Life Castles Interiors Landscape Play Fancy dress Winter Summer Swimming
Location
LocalHeadley Down Ludshott Common
RegionalSurrey West Sussex Hampshire
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionMr. Lambert
FormatColour Silent
Duration22 min. 55 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

Scenes of Lambert family outings to Guildford Lido, dressing up for Boxing Day and play in the snow from the early 1960s.

Description

One of the younger Lambert girls dances in the garden wearing her mother's shoes. The younger children are accompanied by the older girls and boys at an outdoor paddling pool. [Guildford Lido?] Older boys and girls dive into the busy swimming pool. Once of the girls is learning to swim with an inflatable ring. Two of the Lambert girls and one of the boys wear school uniform. Mrs Lambert and an older woman walk together. One of the Lambert girls runs around a large garden. Mrs Lambert is seen in her sitting room. Close-ups of family ornaments follows. Mrs Lambert hangs out the washing on a line in the garden wearing a full skirt. Two of the Lambert girls blow bubbles in a field of wild flowers. The two girls are seen in the bath. Footage of a sky at sunset follows, glowing pink and yellow.

Children sit at a table. One of the Lambert girls blows the candles out on her birthday cake. One of the Lambert boys is mowing the lawn. A baby sits on the grass on a blanket. Two girls and their mother visit. At Guildford Lido, boys dive into the water from the diving boards and families sit on the lawn. The camera pans across the lido, taking in the changing blocks and visitors to the pool. Further footage of an evening sky follows. Two of the Lambert girls enter the garden, dressed in winter coats and hats. A sequence of fields, sign posts and views down lanes follows. "Waggoners & Hammer Lane [?]".

"Bonfire night". A blazing bonfire is seen in darkness. Fireworks flash as they spring from the ground. Further footage of local roads, including Headly Road, follows. At one time, a sign reads "Waggoners Wells". "Boxing Day 1961". The Lambert children wear fancy dress. Wrapped up warm, they walk through a snow-covered landscape, running and playing together and with a dog. Further footage of Headly Road and Hammer Lane, and footage in a wood follows. One of the girls throws snowballs in the air for the dog, which leaps up to get them. Two of the older Lambert children have a snowball fight in the deep snow covering the garden and surrounding countryside. Further footage of the landscape and roads in the snow follows.