Title ID 9812Collection ID1162
TitleJulia, Michael New-born, Pinner Court
Date[ca. 1940s]
CollectionCorder Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Urban Life
KeywordsBuildings Children Domestic Gardens Family Houses Women
RegionalGreater London
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionGeoffrey Corder
CameraGeoffrey Corder
ParticipantsJulia Corder; Michael Corder
Format16mm 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 shows a young baby sat in a high chair, learning to walk, and exploring a garden and courtyard of a residential building with other members of the family.


This film shows mixed shots of a young baby in a high chair and in a bath [latter scene removed for online]. The film (in colour but with a significant green cast) shows the child in a pram and in a cot in the garden, interacting with the camera.

Black and white interior shots show a child holding a toy and being fed by an adult (very dark). A woman is then seen holding the toddler's hand as they stroll around the garden. The family then join in, assisting the child to walk and tour the garden smelling the flowers.

In the final colour section, the family are seen on the steps outside a modernist style apartment building (Pinner Court) the toddler tries to walk down the steps with an older woman, to get to the communal garden at the front of the building.


A still from Julia, Michael New-born, Pinner Court (1940s)

Contextual information

'Pinner Court and the neighbouring Capel Gardens ...lie on Pinner Road in the Middlesex town of Pinner. They were both designed by local architect H J Mark and built by the Courtenay Property Company Limited. H J Mark worked locally, having designed much of nearby Eastcote town centre and a number of fine buildings at neighbouring Rayners Lane....together, both Capel Gardens and Pinner Court, are a fine example of a suburban 'Metro-land' inter-war Modernist development and form an exceptional example of modernist design. They remain remarkably unaltered externally and many of the apartments still maintain period features inside.

Pinner Court was awarded Grade-II listing status on 8 March 1995, the lamp standards either side of the fountain were also listed at the same time - for the group value alongside Pinner Court itself.' (2010)

Modernist Britain (2010) Pinner Court and Capel Gardens post. Available from: [accessed:10/10/2013]