Title ID 987Collection ID456
Title['Little Old Hay' Brenchley - No. 2]
Date[ca. 1966]
CollectionErnest Robbins
ThemeFamily life
KeywordsChildren Domestic Gardens Family Farming Gardening Plants Seasons
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionErnest Robbins
FormatStandard 8mm Colour Silent
Duration22min. 13sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A home movie capturing scenes at the family home - 'Little Old Hay', at Brenchley in Kent. The garden is the focal point of the film, and the setting of all of the family related activities and events featured.


The film opens with shots of a crop sprayer in the field next to 'Little Old Hay', followed by a brief shot of eggs in a nest. Shots of ducks and ducklings in the garden. Family members (?) sit down to a meal in the garden and feed scraps to the ducks. Shot of a man relaxing in a garden chair and a toddler crawling across the lawn. Shots of a child and the toddler playing in the garden, followed by shots of flowers. The ducks return to the pond, before further shots of the garden. Family members in the garden, a man dressed as a woman posses in front of the camera. The toddler plays with a portable radio (?) on the grass. Close-up of garden birds feeding on the lawn. Shot of Jennifer Callaghan Hoar and her daughter Katherine (?). Shots of a large group of adults and children taking part in various races on the lawn. Four people plant a small tree. Shots of the garden with water laying on the ground, it is raining heavily. A tipper truck arrives at the house carrying a load of timber; a child sits in the bucket. Shots of children and adults sitting on benches arranged in the style of a Victorian classroom, followed by more general shots of the garden with family members (?) sitting around a table. Shots of the family getting into a parked car. Children play near a man as he repairs brickwork (?). A woman admires the flowers. The film ends with more shots of the garden, filmed over different seasons.