Film ID:
NEFA 14610



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A home movie produced by Ruth Jacobson featuring her family enjoying their new house on Montagu Avenue, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne. The first part of the film shows the house under construction followed by views of the family at home and in their new garden. The film also features a visit to Harrogate College where Ruth daughter Pamela is a student.

The house was built in 1956 and shows a man and a boy inspecting the site followed by views of the house as it nears completion. The film also shows Val getting her first car, a Hillman Minx and friends of the family looking around the new garden. The film also shows Harrogate College where Pam is at school and a dance and gymnastic display put on by the students.

Title: Growth of New House, 1956

The film opens on a building site and a house under construction. A man and boy walking through the site. There is a view of the roof frame in place and a builder working on the brickwork. General views of the house with tiles on half the roof. The sequence ends with the house now completed and a bulldozer clearing the site.

Title: Valerie’s First Car

A blue Hillman Minx (Reg: YTN 583) comes into the driveway of the house seen previously and a young woman getting out and poses for the camera. There are various views of the car.

Title: “Tennis?” Hermione Visit:

Two men and two women play tennis on a tennis court.

Title First Views of the Garden, 1958

A man and woman lounge on reclining deck chairs in a garden. General views of a rock garden followed by a lawn, flowerbeds and a pond.

Title: Harrogate College, July

General views of a crowd of people in a large field with several large canvas tents. Girls in green uniforms perform various formation dance and gymnastic routines for the crowd. Parent and friends in the crowd come over and congratulate various girls.

Title: August Bank Holiday – Toni Visits

In the garden two women play with a dog. The film cuts to show a third woman and a girl standing in the rock garden followed by them playing with a dog. The film ends with a young man is pointing an air rifle at an unseen target.