Detail

Title ID 1206Collection ID140
Title[Pottery; wickerwork; Christmas party; farming]
Date[1943?]
CollectionJohn Brocklehurst
Genre/TypeAmateurNon-fiction
ThemeFamily life Rural Life Working Life
KeywordsAnimals Celebrations Children Farming Religious Festivals Rural Areas Schools Trades
Location
LocalNaccolt Mersham Willesborough Sevington
RegionalKent
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionJohn Brocklehurst
FormatStandard 8mm Black & White Silent
Duration11min. 36sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

A home movie featuring children from the Brocklehurst family as they take part in a Christmas party at the their school. The film also features scenes of rural life, such as a potter and basket-weavers at work and a farmer ploughing a field. The film ends with the children picking wild flowers near Mersham, Kent.

Description

The film opens with shots of a potter working at a wheel in a pottery at Naccolt. The Brocklehurst children and their mother walk along Bower Road at Mersham. Shots of basket-makers weaving baskets. At Willesborough school young children are seen sitting at desks in a classroom, drinking from mugs and eating biscuits. Dark shots of a decorated Christmas tree; shots of the children dressed-up, receiving presents from Father Christmas.
[Break] On a farm at Sevington, the farmer harnesses a horse, ready to pull a block of wood. Shots of the farmer riding the horse around a field. The farmer uses a tractor to plough a field; close-up of the plough and furrow. Shots of sheep in a field. The film ends with shots of the children picking flowers and pussy willow on a railway cutting at Mersham; close-up shots of the children.