Title ID 8285Collection ID1095
Title[Children; Animals]
CollectionSteed Family - Manston, Kent
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Rural Life
KeywordsAnimals Children Domestic Gardens Play Film Making
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionNorman Harold Steed
CameraNorman Harold Steed
FormatBlack & White Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This compilation of black and white film opens with a series of titles from other films, followed by shots of two children playing together with family pets in the garden at Grove Farm, Manston.


The film opens with a series of title sequences in colour: '1952 Golden Wedding Group' '1952 Golden Wedding Party' '1952 Golden Wedding - Punch and Judy' '1952 Corinne 10 David 7 Sarah 5 Susan 2'

The final black and white compilation shows shots of a baby siting in a pram playing with a toy and staring at the camera in the garden of the family home. This is followed by a brief shot of a tabby cat and further shots of the baby in the pram accompanied by another child. The film closes with shots of two cats sitting on rubbish bins in the garden as the camera pans back to the baby and child playing together. A chicken randomly walks past the children and the camera follows it, finally returning watch a young girl pick up a cat and put it in the pram.