Scrapbook For 1942


Home movie of a Leicester family including ice skating at Groby Pool, visits to local parks and wartime home life.





Film type:

Black & White / Silent


Home Movie

Master format:



"January". "Fun on the ice at Groby Pool". The film starts with scenes of people ice skating on the frozen Groby Pool in Leicestershire. We then see a brief shot of the war memorial at Bradgate Park followed by scenes in the family garden including a boy riding a tricycle and preparations for a garden party. Next the family are seen walking up Beacon Hill near Loughborough which is followed by views of a windmill at Woodhouse Eaves in Leicestershire; children in playground at Wicksteed Park in Kettering and boys fishing at Abbey Park in Leicester. We then see the family again walking, this time at Bradgate Park at Newtown Linford. Next there are scenes shot in the family garden showing two boys with an improvised swing made with a ladder, and then using a stirrup pump to demonstrate how to put out an incendiary device in the yard of the family business. This cuts to a winter scene of the boys in the garden building a snowman (in the image of Adolf Hitler - inter-title "It's That Man Again"). The final section shows a model railway layout.


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The windmill at Woodhouse Eaves was destroyed by fire in April 1945.