Title ID 9396Collection ID1221
Title[Bill's Party; Garden Scenes; Farnborough Air Display]
CollectionRidgway Family
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Fashion
KeywordsAircraft Children Domestic Gardens Dance Family Food Games Houses Interiors Men Play Urban Areas Fashion
LocalCamberley Farnborough
RegionalSurrey Hampshire
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionRidgway Family
CameraPeter Ridgeway; Janet Ridgway
FormatStandard 8mm Mixed Colour and Black & White Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This edited colour and black and white film opens with interior shots of a family gathering for Bonfire Night at their home in Laleham; including scenes of guests dancing and socialising together in the front room. The second part of the film shows a young toddler playing at home with a box and out in the garden with a hose. The final part shows a brief shot of aircraft during the Farnborough Air Show.


This film opens with black and white interior shots of the family home in Laleham, where a woman plays records on a record player. The next scene shows the family having a Bonfire night party with fireworks and bonfire in the garden. The film includes mixed interior scenes of friends and family eating, drinking and dancing the Twist, Waltz and other dances in the front room. The film cuts to a shot of two men in formal attire and a third in pyjamas.

The next section shows interior shots of a toddler attempting to climb out of a highchair whilst playing with a set of house keys and later, a cardboard box - pushing it across the floor. A portrait shot shows a group of adults half-dressed in formal attire standing in the front room.

The next part of the reel shows colour shots of a toddler girl wandering around the garden eating a piece of bread and playing with a garden hose, trying to catch the water on a spoon. Later the toddler plays in the garden, standing to paddle in a washing up bowl dressed in a swimsuit. The girl is then seen in the kitchen, standing in her highchair dressed in a night-gown.

The film ends with colours shots of Farnborough air display with four aircraft doing aerial manoeuvres.