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Christmas 1963

A new home and a crisp, dewy Christmas morning marks a fresh start for the Spurr family.

Amateur film 1963 3 mins Silent

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Budding flowers and sunshine are far from the usual images associated with British winters. In this charming family portrait, George Spurr captures memories of his parents on Christmas morning in 1963 outside their new home. Pottering about in the garden, enjoying the sunshine and not a present in sight, it’s a simple reminder that the festive season is all about spending time together.