Detail

Title ID 1Collection ID579
TitleA Journey into the Weald of Kent
Date1959
Genre/TypeProfessionalIndependent Artist/Film-makerCultural/HeritageNon-fictionPromotional/Publicity
ThemeLeisure
KeywordsCastles Farming Seasons
Location
LocalLondon Smarden Nettlestead Sissinghurst
RegionalKent Greater London
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionRandom Film Productions
DirectorPeter Mills
Funding bodyNational Benzole Film
NarratorJohn Betjeman
MusicElisabeth Lutyens
Format16mm Colour Sound
Duration22 min.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This film follows a journey from South-East London to Kent, focusing on changing seasons and rural images including hops, fruit trees, oast houses, and the harvesting of hops. Places featured include Nettlestead church, Sissinghurst Castle, Tudor gardens and Bayham Abbey. The film was sponsored by National Benzole and narrated by John Betjeman.