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Film - Santa's Suprise

Santa's Suprise

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1965 to 1975 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Walton Films (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plastic and card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mary M. Stevens

  • Museum number:

    B.41:1, 2-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Moving Toys Gallery, case 21 []

Children's 8mm films, produced to be shown on a variety of cine projectors, were particularly popular during the 1960s and 1970s. Televisions were becoming common in British households, and the production of programmes and films for children was on the increase. The 8mm films of the time reflected this output both in cartoon or live action form.

Physical description

Boxed 8mm film on a spool. The image of a boy holding a picture on the front of the box is for a series and reads Walton 8mm home movie, Children's films. The title of the film is on the bottom side of the box. The other two sides read Walton Film in large text.

Place of Origin

England (manufactured)


1965 to 1975 (manufactured)


Walton Films (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Plastic and card


Width: 7.5 cm, Height: 1.4 cm

Descriptive line

Boxed 8mm film on a plastic spool, Santa's Surprise, a Walton Home Movie made in England by Ilford between 1965 and 1975


Plastic; Card


Children & Childhood

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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