Title ID 8342Collection ID1057
Title[Boys Fishing; Mock Fights in Garden]
Date[ca. 1959]
CollectionArthur Nixey
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Rural Life
KeywordsChildren Domestic Gardens Games Play Sport Lakes Rivers Rural Areas Dresses
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionArthur Nixey
CameraArthur Nixey
FormatColour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film opens with two boys fishing in a river, and playing a western style cowboy play fight game. A younger girl and her mother join in the game, pushing and chasing each other around the garden.


This film opens with two boys fishing in a river catching a small perch on their line. The boys show the fish to the camera, followed by several close-up shots of a dappled black and white Muscovy duck on the river. A larger group of children fish in the water and catch a small chub fish, where a boy plays with the fish in his hand pretending to release it and catching it again.

The next scene opens with two young boys playing in a garden with a toy gun. A girl parades through the garden in an oversized gown curtseying as she poses for the camera (?). Two younger boys chase each other and play fight in the garden, where a young girl and a woman join them in the game. They all chase each other and push each other over. The scenes include individual portrait shots of the children.