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Horse Riding (and Sports) on Wimbledon Common

Wonderful colour shots of Wimbledon Common, 1940s fashions and pet kittens feature in this short home movie

Amateur film 1949 2 mins Silent

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Youthful innocence personified, three girls in colourful frocks are shown spending a leisurely day in the back garden. From relaxing on the swing and trotting around barefoot to taking turns in showing off their less-than-efficient lawn-mowing skills, there is never a dull moment. We then venture out to Wimbledon Common for a spot of horse-riding and a quick game of catch.

This film is from the collection of Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre