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A brief appearance by Wally Davenport

Wally Davenport was the second eldest of Lewis’s four children. He was seldom seen serving behind the counter at Davenports because he was the key family member for ensuring that mail orders were dispatched promptly. Davenports were known for this prompt service.

This very short clip shows Wally with a Botania, which was a well known trick for producing flowers. The purpose of the film is not clear. It is almost as though the family had a short length of colour film to finish off and, instead of wasting it, they took this film of Wally.

Item Details

Size 16mm, colour, no sound. 17sec.
Date 1930s
Ref no N3109 Film28