Sarah Napier was a Belfast housewife who had a keen interest in photography. As her son, Christopher, remembers, 'She always had a camera - a box brownie - and when cine cameras became available she asked for one'. Sarah would use the family’s summer holidays at Maghera, County Down as the perfect excuse for practising her skills. However, after the format change from Standard 8mm to Super 8 she eventually gave up film making. 'When Standard 8 film became hard to get she gave up the hobby. My mother encouraged others to make films out of the movie reels. Edmund Finnan, her uncle-in-law, made several and she made several others before showing them to the family'.