Film ID:
NEFA 14602



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Home movies made by Ruth Jacobson of family holidays between 1945 and 1947 that focus on her children and includes a visit to the coast at Alnmouth in Northumberland. Footage includes scenes at Wolsingham airfield (now Newcastle Airport) and the family's departure to Dinard in France.

Title: Children at Alnmouth, 1945.

The film opens on the family on the beach at Alnmouth with various shots of four children playing on the beach, doing piggy backs and paddling in the sea.

Title: Children & Peter (the cat)

General views of  the family cat and the Jacobson children on the patio of their home in Gosforth, Newcastle. Two girls, dressed in tartan skirts and wearing paper hats, wave Union Jack flags. The children pick daisies and sit with their mother in the garden.

Title: Children at Portsonachon (Dalmally), Scotland, 1946

General views of children play in a field and pose for camera.

Title: At Leper’s Farm

Children spend time on a farm, walking in the fields, feeding goslings, giving piggybacks and posing for the camera with family members and other adults.

Title: Billy’s Horse

Various shots of jockeys exercising or racing horses in a field. Groups of people watch the horses run.

Title: Children with Grandma Cohen, 1947

The children walk with their grandmother in the garden and pose for the camera.

Title: Malcolm in his car.

The young Jacobson boy, Malcolm, plays with his toy jeep, peddling backwards and forwards in the driveway of a house, his mother seated on a wall, watching.

Title: Off to Dinard, France.

At Wolsingham airfield, a green twin-engine De Havilland Rapide aeroplane taxis towards a white building where a group of passengers are waiting. A bi-plane sits in the background. The passengers stand at the aeroplane door. From inside the aeroplane, passengers board the plane. The take off and beginning of the flight is filmed from an aeroplane window.

Title: Tea Party

Two girls and a boy hold a pretend tea party at a toy table.The girls then play with their dolls.

Title: At Birmingham

A group of smartly dressed children play in a garden. They pose for the camera, then hold hands and dance in a circle. The final shots are of girls performing gymnastics. [very dark]