Detail

Title ID 8311Collection ID1095
Title[Christening]
Date1968
CollectionSteed Family - Manston, Kent
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life
KeywordsAnimals Children Domestic Gardens Family Houses Interiors Old Age Celebrations Food
Location
LocalManston
RegionalKent
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionNorman Harold Steed
CameraNorman Harold Steed
FormatColour Silent
Duration4min.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This film features domestic scenes of a child's christening party and a family at home and in the garden, playing with their pets. The film contains several spliced gaps/spaces where the film has been loosely edited together by the film-maker.

Description

This film opens with a man in his early thirties standing in the family garden, cutting to interior views of the kitchen and living room, where friends and family have gathered. Mrs Steed is in the kitchen where a table is laid with food and a small christening cake. A baby is held up to make it look like the child is cutting the christening cake.

[Not included in online clip - a blurred out of focus shot of a spaniel dog playing in a garden.]