Title ID 8282Collection ID1095
Title[Grove Farm Manston; Pegwell Bay]
Date17 September 1951
CollectionSteed Family - Manston, Kent
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Seaside
KeywordsBeaches Children Domestic Gardens Family Houses Rural Areas Animals Passenger Vehicles
LocalManston Ramsgate
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionNorman Harold Steed
CameraNorman Harold Steed
FormatMixed Colour and Black & White Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This colour and black and white film opens with children digging and making mud pies in the garden at Manston Grove, followed by a sequence of long portrait shots of a young girl and a Labrador dog (Sooty) in the garden. The second film shows highlights of a Seaside outing to Pegwell Bay in Ramsgate where the family are dressed in woollen winter clothing on the beach.


"1951 Manston Grove" "17th September 1951"

Several children are seen playing in a garden, followed by the front and rear views of the house with chickens roaming about.

"1951 Grove Making Mud Pies"

Three children play in the garden, digging up the grass to get to the soil to make mud pies so they can throw them at a flint stone wall. Several other children join the group to make mud pies and play in the garden.

"1951 Grove Penny Waters and Sooty"

A black and white portrait shot opens with a young girl with long hair, siting on a wall or stone pillar in a garden (?) holding a hair brush, followed by portrait views of a black Labrador dog (Sooty) sitting in the garden and in the back of a Second World War Jeep. The Jeep is towing a trailer on the driveway (?).

"1951 Pegwell Bay"

In colour, a toddler wanders around the beach wearing a woollen hat, cardigan and wellington boots. Several other adults sit on the beach, whilst the children wander about on the shingle playing together.


[Grove Farm Manston; Pegwell Bay] (1951)