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[Birthday; Winter Scenes]
A home movie from 1941 featuring the Brocklehurst family. They are seen at home celebrating their eldest daughters birthday and out and about in the countryside with friends. The film hints at the impact of the war, with a soldier at home on leave and the family car being prepared for storage.
[Woodland Walk and Gardening]
The Brocklehurst family are seen enjoying the countryside in this home movie from 1943. On the plot a Mersham, the children are seen picking flowers, John Brocklehurst plants potato seeds and Mrs Brocklehurst prunes a tree.
[Pottery; wickerwork; Christmas party; farming]
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.
This short amateur film mainly features brickmaking at Naccolt near Wye in Kent. Men are seen operating machinery to cut the clay bricks and digging clay from trenches; dried bricks are arranged in rows outside. The film also includes a brief shot of a tractor ploughing a field and members of the Brocklehurst family picking flowers in a bog near Mersham.
|Date||1943 - 1944||ID||1218|
This film features scenes from a farm at Sevington, near Ashford in Kent. The farmer and others pick crops by hand, the Brocklehurst family sit down to a picnic and men help to build a haystack. The end of the film captures Robert Brocklehurst and his mother next to a Christmas tree at their home in Mersham.
[Children at play; farming]
Colour amateur footage which shows the Brocklehurst children playing at a plot of land owned by their family in Mersham, Kent and the surrounding countryside; farm labourers are seen busily getting in the harvest.
[Woodland walk; VE Day]
|Date||April - May, 1945||ID||1204|
This short home movie featuring the Brocklehurst children picking flowers with their mother in a wood near Sedlescombe, East Sussex. The family are then seen at Gainsborough on VE Day; the children help their father hoist a Union Jack flag to celebrate.
[Holiday to Switzerland; Swimming Pool]
A Brocklehurst family home movie from the early 1950s. The film opens with scenes of a holiday to Switzerland and concludes with a new outdoor swimming pool being built in the back garden of the family home at Mersham, Kent.
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