Film: 7691

Social History | 1950 | Silent | Colour


Amateur home movie. 1952 - 1953.
At Saunton Minster, Devon? The family's two cars in the car park by the Minster. Sewage farm ditch and butterflies. Winford Bridge pottery with people outside. Mother and son walk in countryside. Shot from cliffs of waves rolling into beach gently. Family walk away from camera up road. Cliffs in Devon? Coaster boat goes round headland. Waves break on rocks. Coastal scenes. Beach hut in dunes - family enter hut.
Man repairs chimney stack.
Motor car racing. Starter starts cars one by one with red flag at Tenant Rushton.
Controlled forest fire at Coxhill with flames higher than the outhouses. Gorse fires. Wife and grey cat in wood. Car racing at Ibsley, Hampshire. Garden rockery and flowers - aubretia. Wife on grass at feet of her parents, her father well wrapped-up.
Corfe Castle, Dorset, long shots.
Pekinese plays with wood. Flowers. Pekinese dog scratches itself. Family play in garden - mother prepares to take photograph. She strokes Pekinese and tickles its tummy. Cricket in the garden, with girl batting. Boy has a swipe.

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