All in a Day


A day in the life of a family living in Brattleby, Lincolnshire shot by Christopher Whitcombe in 1952.





Film type:

Black & White / Silent


Home Movie

Master format:



At 6.30 mum is woken by her alarm clock. Dad is brought a cup of tea in bed. Mum then feeds her baby in the kitchen and then dresses her and brushes her hair. Mum then gets herself ready for the day at a dressing table and the baby stands up in her play pen, is picked up, smiles for the camera and is then placed in her pram in the garden. Mum is then seen shaking a duster out of an upstairs window, vacuum cleaning, peeling potatoes, feeding the dog and then attending to baby who has woken up. She pegs out washing, whilst dad plays with the baby on the lawn and then she washes the dog, takes a walk with baby and dog passing St Cuthbert's church at Brattleby and posts a letter. A car is then seen driving away from the camera. We then see shots of Miles's Garage in Aisthorpe and St John the Baptist church at Scampton. She is then seen leaving the Boots store in Lincoln. Back at home she gets out of the family car having completed her errand and sits and plays with the baby in the garden. Meanwhile, dad chops down undergrowth using a scythe and accepts a drink whilst sitting in a deckchair. The film ends with mum comically collapsing into a deckchair after a busy day.


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