Title ID 8623Collection ID992
Title[Baby; Toddlers; Sweden]
Date1956 - 1959
CollectionHinchliff Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Travel Seaside
KeywordsBeaches Birthdays Children Domestic Gardens Food Holidays Travel
LocalCroydon (?)
NationalEngland United Kingdom Europe Spain Sweden
ProductionA.G. Hinchliff
CameraA.G. Hinchliff
Format16mm Colour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This edited colour film shows a child at different ages up to 3 or 4 years old, playing with siblings and going on holiday to Rägo, Sweden. Intertitles illustrate milestones in the child's development.


Initial baby scenes show Catronia in the garden with her mother and at 18 months on holiday in Spain. [not included in online clip]

A title reads: “Six month birthday at Rägo, Sweden”. Catronia as a toddler is seen crawling and walking, she has been given a large heart shaped cake with her name and is trying to pick it up. Catronia is also seen playing in a garden pushing a toy trolley and playing with her mother. Other family members play with the children in the garden.

Catronia is next seen back at the family home playing in the garden, being watched by other family members and their children. The children are in full swimwear, playing with a ball and running about.

Catronia, now aged approximately 3 or 4 years old, is shown playing on a swing with two other children.

The film ends with the family eating a meal in the garden of their house. Cake and sandwiches are passed around to members of the family, whilst another pours tea into tea cups.