Title ID 9994Collection ID1435
Title[Planes; Garden; Fishing]
Date[ca. 1943]
CollectionNorman Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Rural Life
KeywordsAircraft Armed Forces Children Domestic Gardens Civil Defence Family Food Games Holidays Houses Landscape Leisure Time Activities Railways Rivers Rural Areas Second World War (1939-1945) Steam Locomotives Wars Old Age
LocalHerne Bay
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionEric Norman
CameraEric Norman
Format16mm Colour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This films features planes flying in formation; a couple at the seaside pointing at the sky; white chalk cliffs; and some Second World War defences on the shore line; the family with their spaniel dog; a wooden model of a plane; fishing scenes with a train passing in the background.


The film opens with a view of several Avro Lancaster Bombers passing over head; followed by an older couple standing on a pier next to the sea, pointing out objects to each other. The couple stand on the cliff edge with views of the beach and sea defences below. A brief shot shows Second World War anti-landing defences on the beach to prevent attacks from the water reaching land.

At a house 'Woodlands' (?), a young boy carries an ashtray to the film-maker. A young boy and woman stroll in the garden, then sit with the dog for several portrait shots. A close-up shot shows a stack of five tomato sandwiches on a piece of paper on the grass being held up with a tree branch (?), with a miniature cup of tea on a saucer. A man drinks from the cup and saucer.

In the final section, the family pose for the camera on marshland next to a river. This is followed by shots of a field and a steam freight train passing through shot. An older man and a woman fish on the river, whilst the teenage boy holds the black and white spaniel. There is a close up shot of a fish on the grass. A brief scene shows an Avro Lancaster Bomber passing overhead and the teenage boy wandering about on the river bank.


A still from [Planes; Garden; Fishing] [1943]