This film is part of Free

The Family at Home 1950

Family life in the post-war years: domestic scenes in Lancashire.

Home movie 1950 4 mins Silent

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The focus here is on everyday family routines and communal activity in this beautifully shot film record from Lancashire. At their home, family members are called together for a meal. Two sons and a daughter enjoy a spot of piano playing and singing, while the father of the family and the children get to work in their well-cared-for suburban garden, weeding, watering, trimming, and planting.