Title ID 8315Collection ID1095
Title[Christening Party]
Date[ca. 1960s]
CollectionSteed Family - Manston, Kent
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life
KeywordsChildren Domestic Gardens Family Celebrations
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionNorman Harold Steed
CameraNorman Harold Steed
FormatColour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film includes a couple getting out of a car and dancing [overexposed][not included in online clip]. This is followed by scenes of a Christening celebration and gathering in a garden.


[Not included in the clip for online] This colour film opens with overexposed shots of a woman exiting a car on a driveway at Grove House, Manston accompanied by a man (?). They briefly dance together and move off into the garden (shots become too over exposed to make out action).

[Online clip begins] ...A woman sits in a domestic garden holding a child (in a christening dress) whilst a man takes a photograph (?) other family members are gathered in the garden. The scene becomes clear when viewed from an upstairs window, as the family group are filmed in the garden below. A lady in a gingham dress and hat holds the baby. Other family members in formal attire stand in the garden and take turns holding the child. Shot cuts to black.