This film is part of Free

Stephen and Marcus

Playtime in the garden for two young London children, including a large element of slapstick fun.

Amateur film 1960 11 mins Silent

From the collection of:

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This film starts with a hectic toddler who plays with an array of toys before spraying himself accidentally with a hose. Relatives watch, before trying out the toys themselves. After this somewhat raucous section we move to a large, neat garden and an older boy, whose playing style is a touch more gentle and who is mainly fascinated by the camera filming him. The final section features the boys together with exuberant relatives in what seems to be yet another garden.