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Items From the Here and There
A selection of films compiled with intertitles by Dr. Victor Don, including bought-in films of South America, golf techniques and animals, and his own footage of the boys and his family. The reel was first shown to Ashford and Kingsmorth Beavers and Scouts in 1933.
[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.
[Brabourne Family Celebrations; Christening]
|Date||[1946?]; [1947?]; [26 June 1950?]||ID||5757|
Scenes filmed after the christenings of the eldest two children of The Honourable Patricia Mountbatten and John Ulick Knatchbull, 7th Baron of Brabourne, in 1947 and 1950. Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip are seen in attendance. The film also includes home movie footage, taken by the film-maker Victor Don, family doctor to the Knatchbulls.
[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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