Film ID:
YFA 1976

1937 OUT 1938 IN


Visitor Tabs


This film is part of a collection from the Ward family from Malton and spans the years 1936-1942. The films illustrate many aspects of their family life and social activities as well as showing evacuated children spending time in their home in Malton. The film contains footage of a party of people drinking and smoking and enjoying themselves at the Green Man public house in Malton.

Title-1937 out 1938 in. Mrs Tate Smith & her guests at The Green Man Malton.

This film opens with a long sequence of shots of the men and women who are attending the party. Several couples stand in front of the camera and smile and laugh. They are all dressed in suits and dresses and most of the people appear to be very drunk.

Title-New Year's Eve/1939 the House of Lords.

A man with a pipe sits looking at the camera and in the next shot are two other men with pipes who talk to each other. There are a series of shots of the men who are at the gathering; most of them are smoking pipes and they are talking and laughing with each other.

In another shot the camera captures the men playing dominoes and tapping the board after some pieces have been put down. This shot is followed by another sequence of shots of the men drinking, smoking and holding their drinks up to the camera.

Title-New Year's Eve 1938/9 The House of Commons.

A few men stand around for the camera and laugh; two men pretend to balance glasses on another man's head. Then two men down their drinks for the camera and a man gives a woman a taste of his drink but she doesn't like it.

The next few shots capture the guests all hugging, kissing quite a bit and posing for the camera.