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Domestic Scenes at 30 Devonshire Road

The alarm clock goes off and the working day starts - daily routines, up close and in colour.

Home movie 1949 4 mins Silent

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Film-making has always been an expensive hobby, usually reserved for big family events such as Christmas or the annual holiday, so the start of an ordinary day is an unusual subject to choose. However, Peter Sykes of Lytham St Annes in Lancashire, does just this - filming chores such as making tea, feeding the baby, and his wife cleaning the house, in this charming colour record of daily life.