Title ID 8279Collection ID1095
Title[Mother and Baby; Children at Play]
Date[ca. 1952]
CollectionSteed Family - Manston, Kent
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life
KeywordsChildren Domestic Gardens Family Play Summer Women
LocalManston (?)
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionNorman Harold Steed
CameraNorman Harold Steed
FormatBlack & White Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This edited film shows a family playing together in their garden.


This black and white family film opens with a mother lying on a blanket in a garden accompanied by a toddler. Mother reads a magazine and plays with the toddler, rolling a ball between them. A young girl rides a tricycle around the garden, towing a small cart whilst balancing a rake across the handle bars (?).

The final scene is of a sand pit where two children sit and play. The children stop to pose for the camera which captures them in close-up.