Detail

Title ID 8132Collection ID1090
Title[Harvest; Sidmouth; Garden Scenes]
Date[ca. 1938]
CollectionArrowsmith Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeFamily Life Working Life
KeywordsAnimals Children Domestic Gardens Family Farming Play Rural Areas
Location
LocalStreatley
RegionalBerkshire
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionKathleen Arrowsmith
CameraKathleen Arrowsmith
Format16mm Colour Silent
Duration03 min. 40 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

Amateur film of harvesting scenes and family life on a farm. The film shows: horse and carts being used to harvest the crops alongside early mechanised harvesters; horses and a donkey on the farm; and children playing in a garden.

Description

This colour film opens with several horses pulling a hay cart through a field and two men harvesting grain with a tractor and mechanised early combine machine (film is damaged and hard to make out action).

In the next compilation of brief shots a man leads a horse through a yard, a woman leads a donkey to a group of children, mixed views of a family group playing in a garden with two rubber beach balls and mixed views of a mare and filly playing together in a field, as the mare is led around on a long rein.

The final shot is of an older woman in a paddock handing a kitten to a young girl to hold, but she is more interested in picking the grasses than playing with the kitten.

Stills

A still from [Harvest; Sidmouth; Garden Scenes] (ca. 1938)