Title ID 8616Collection ID992
Title[Babies; Toddlers; Youngsters]
Date1948[?]; 1950; 1953[?]
CollectionHinchliff Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Urban Life
KeywordsAnimals Celebrations Christmas Domestic Gardens Family Food Interiors
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionA.G. Hinchliff
CameraA.G. Hinchliff
ParticipantsElizabeth Hinchliff
Format16mm Mixed Colour and Black & White Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film begins in black and white and then includes colour film. It shows various children from a family group, at home and playing in a garden. The children are seen playing with various family pets including a dog and a rabbit and playing party games with the adults. This film shows sequences from across a decade of family life.


This black and white film shows a family group (mainly children) playing in the front room of a house and a toddler crawling across the carpet. The children go in to a garden to play with a dog, do gymnastics and play with a rabbit. (Note: the first part of the film is very grainy)

The next part of the film shows a small child sitting with an adult on a carpet playing with toys and then sat at a table eating and drinking tea. The same group are also seen sitting in the garden. (Note: this section is very dark)

The next portion of the film shows other family members sitting at a table drinking tea and eating. Other children plawith toys on the front room floor.

In the garden, a lady carries a child on her back, followed by an older man carrying a young girl on his back. Ttwo ladies are shown chatting; one holds a pile of baby clothes, showing them to another lady. An older lady sits in a chair holding a new born baby.

In colour film, a lady (Elizabeth Hinchliff ?) holds a young boy dressed in school uniform in a garden. An older lady stands behind her. This is followed by a group of young children dressed in tartan dresses playing in a garden, one tries to lift a garden tool to help. The same family group (ca. 1950s ?) stand around a brick garden pond talking and stroking a black and white cat that is sat on a wall.

In the next piece of colour film (late 1950s) shows a group of children playing games on the patio outside a house, possibly for a party as some have balloons (?). The children are then joined by senior members of the family in the garden to play relay race games. The film ends with: 'The End'.