Film ID: YFA 96 SCRAPBOOK OF THE YEARS 1932 Visitor TabsDescription This is a film from the Noel Beardsell Collection of the family at home, playing tennis, and at Christmas. Title - Random recollections revived by N T B The film begins with Beardsell sitting in his armchair at home. He is leafing through a book. As he turns a page it reads, "Running through an old film is like turning over a dairy . . . . you never know what is coming next!!!” Intertitle – Tennis shots at Ridingwood. Two women are playing tennis with Beardsell shown looking on. Intertitle – Were we as good as we fancied in those happy days? Beardsell then joins in a game of doubles. Intertitle – They certainly kept me on the hop. Quite a bit of tennis action is shown. Intertitle – Now for the married men's "singles" Beardsell has a game with an older man. Intertitle – Granddad was always a tennis courtier. Finally they loosen the net and all retire back to the house. Intertitle – The Motor boat – in transit. A group of workman are lifting a boat onto the back of a lorry. Intertitle – That boat spent more time on land than water. The lorry, loaded with the boat, leaves the family home and drives off. Intertitle – Meet Miss Pat Dew. A nursemaid feeds a small girl who is sitting in a highchair. Intertitle – Wonder what your children will think of this someday, Pat? The small girl drinks from a cup. Intertitle – Our "toy town express" A model railway is shown in action. Intertitle – "The Fleet" – at St Annes. One of the sons, Peter, launches a model boat onto a pond, together with other model boats. Intertitle – Children's Party at Winder House. Two small girls play with a ball in the garden. Intertitle – Growing Motor Minded. The girls have a pedal motor car which they drive around the house. A woman arrives. Intertitle – Granddad at Ridingwood. A small boy, Peter, gets out of a car, and runs off with his granddad and grandmother. Intertitle – Scenes at Winder House. Several women, including Mrs Beardsell, are seated in the garden where a small boy, Peter, and girl play in the sand pit. The girl pushes a lawn roller. A nursemaid walks off pushing a pram. Intertitle – Topping and Tailing. Peter is cutting the ends off what looks like strawberries, on a table in the garden. Intertitle – Yes that was one of Peter's pet pastimes. Peter continues his cutting. Intertitle – The Junior Gardener. Peter collects cuttings from the garden and puts them into a small wheelbarrow. Intertitle – Peter again – How that boy does grow! Peter wanders across the garden pushing the wheelbarrow. Intertitle – Christmas at Ridingwood 1932. There is a dark sky, thick with cloud. Intertitle – Opening their presents –the grandest game of all! Peter gathers his presents, with his baby brother looking on. Intertitle – Who's this – Don't say it's David There are more shots of Peter and David, and then a small girl sat on the floor with a large dolls house. The dining table is laid for Christmas, and a portrait of a man in a top hat hangs on the wall. They all sit around the table in formal dress, and Mr Beardsell kisses his wife, who playfully pushes him away. Intertitle – Well, they say that "kissing goes by favour!" Mrs Beardsell turns to her father next to her holding up mistletoe and gives him a kiss. Intertitle – – –or flavour!!! They raise their glasses for a toast. They sit eating and chatting and the film comes to an end.