This film is of a summer holiday off Shetland; with children and adults are seen playing near a caravan park. A variety of games and toys are referenced, emphasising the relaxed and carefree atmosphere of the freedom to play. The children featured in the film are seen wearing mock feather headdresses, and carrying toy bows and arrows. Although reference to ‘Cowboys and Indians’ is not politically correct to a modern audience, it will resonate with people who grew up between the 1960s to the 1980s. From a sociological perspective, it evidences the cross-cultural influence of (for example) American movies and narratives, which were prevalent at this time.

Donated by the Miller family.

00:00:00Children playing beside a caravan park, with tennis racquet and ball.
00:00:38Shirtless older man and younger man play with tennis racquets; houses behind caravan park.
00:00:46Two young boys wearing paper feather headdresses, older man hands them a racquet, both boys have toy bow and arrows.
00:01:04Housing estate and rose garden. Man in a suit and tie, and a woman, playing a game of catch with large red plastic catchers in the street.
00:01:09Young man and woman play outside in the street with a rope toy.
00:01:20Children play outside in the street with rope toy.
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