1941 Ruislip, Keith takes a tub and golf at Kenton Course
16mm film Colour;Black & White Silent 1941 16:40
Summary: Family life in the suburbs during the Second World War including son Roger in a gas mask.
Title number: 21021
LSA ID: LSA/27584
Description: Starts in colour with calendar shots showing the 14 February 1941. Roger is holding the calendar. Shot of baby Keith in a cot. Roger in a gasmask and walking around in the garden with an ARP wardens helmet and coat; Roger sitting on a bench and playing in a woodland. Mother (Gladys) carrying Keith in the garden. Closeup of mother and Keith in garden. Closeup of Roger (black & white) in garden and woodland. Roger climbing onto a bench and jumping off again and in woodland. Closeup of Roger.
IT Keith Takes a Tub, just over 5 months
In colour, shot of small tub, mother soaping baby Keith and then in tub being washed and enjoying it. Mother drying Keith and talcing him. Back to b/w and still being dried and talced and dressed. Keith drinking from double ended baby bottle.
IT The Anti-Climax
The anti-climax is mother washing clothes in the tub, using a mangle to remove most of the water before finally hanging them out on a washing line to dry.
IT Summer Snapshots 1941
IT Our Usual Sunday at the Reservoir
Roger and father holding hands walking by the reservoir. You can see a sailboat and other craft on the reservoir. In the sky there is a plane. Roger and father playing on a bench together. Roger running in the garden at home and sitting on a rug with Keith. Close up of Keith on rug and mother comes to join them. Roger pulling hobby horse with Keith sitting on it and a nanny with them. Closeup of Keith playing with ball on rug with mother. In the background Roger and other boys on bicycles. Parents and children playing together in a garden. Playing golf in garden - adults and children. Keith sitting with mother.
Credits: Edmonds, Eric (Filmmaker)
Cast: Eric Edmonds (father and film maker), Mrs Gladys Edmonds, sons Roger age 4 and Keith age 5 months
Further information: Double-ended glass baby bottles addressed earlier safety and hygiene issues with previous bottles. They improved the flow of food safely, by the use of a rubber valve at one end and a rubber teat at the other. They were also easier to clean because when the valve and teat were removed, the bottle could be washed through under a running tap.