Hawtry House School; Ruislip fete and games; Weymouth Scenes (1943)
16mm film Colour;Black & White Silent 1942-1943 15:00
Summary: Edmonds family film compilation, Hawtrey House School dancing, garden playtime Christmas and wartime beach holiday.
Title number: 21025
LSA ID: LSA/27588
Description: B & W Sequence: Shot of woman and child on swing in garden. CU of toddler looking at camera. Group shot of mother child and toddler with mother showing a camera to children. Man holding toddler, smoking a pipe.
Exterior shots of school concert and dancing with parents looking on. Shots of children playing musical instruments. Garden scene; mother (gladys) and 2 toddlers (Keith & Clive) and child (Roger); Roger uses a spanner on the wheel of his tricycle, baby holding magazine "Playtime", various shots of children playing in garden.
Family walking along path with pram then walking along road.(poss Park Ave, Ruislip) Two children walking in woods and and by the water of Ruislip Lido(?)
Colour Sequence: Women collecting a bunch of flowers in garden, toddler playing with hand lawn-mower, then playing with plastic ball, mother and toddler in garden, mother cutting flowers. Children having tea-party in garden, child in high chair eating rusk etc...
B & W Sequence: Interior of bay being fed in high-chair, family party around table wearing hats and pulling crackers, celebrating Christmas. Various interior shots of family celebrating Christmas.
On the beach (Weymouth?) children making sandcastles then reveals beach defences of scaffolding and barbed wire. Shot of family group sitting in field and then walking in pleasure gardens. Long shot of gardens overlooking estuary, shot of swans swimming and then being fed by family.
Credits: Edmonds. Eric (Filmmaker)
Keywords: garden; beach; wartime; Primary School