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In England’s Garden
This documentary records the manual work done on Kent farms between spring and autumn, namely the harvesting of corn and hops in an era before farming became fully automated.
[Football Match; Outside Cooking; Farm Animals]
This short Dufaycolor film shows a selection of outdoor scenes including a football match played with a brown leather ball in a field, a man cooking a stew in a enamel bucket over an open fire in a rural location (?) and various farm animals (cows and sheep with lambs) roaming in a field.
Symphony of the Seasons
Seasonal imagery of English nature has been edited into a linear format, tracing the passing of a year. Intertitles quoting lines of classical poetry introduce the different scenes.
Bognor Regis: Out and About During the Year
Two films of Bognor Regis scenes, filmed and compiled with intertitles by Dr. MacFie. Family members and pets feature heavily as they make trips to the beach, playing fields, bowling green, Butlin's, countryside, gymkhana and various Bognor events.
Splashes of Colour
The family and friends of Dr. Victor Don, a medical doctor and amateur film-maker, are filmed in the family's garden in Ashford and on outings to parks, rivers and fields in Kent in 1936.
[Horse-show; Ballet; Springtime]
|Date||[ca. 1938 - 1940]||ID||1540|
A compilation of items filmed by Joseph Emberton of family outings, scenes on holiday in Devon, and his daughters in their garden in Surrey.
[Home and garden scenes; Springtime; Bluebells; Child at play]
|Date||1939 - 1940||ID||4515|
This amateur film captures aspects of village life in Fernhurst in springtime in the late 1930s. The film-maker records part of his journey on the train from London to West Sussex and whilst in the village films a visiting circus and children playing at home in their gardens.
[Fernhurst School May Day Revels]
|Date||[1944 - 1945?]||ID||4514|
The May Day Celebrations of Fernhurst School are captured in this amateur silent film. Pupils, some decorated in folk costume, parade through the village to a nearby field, where they take part in maypole and other traditional dancing. The May Queen helps to serve tea to the children before they return to the school.
[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.
The Four Seasons
This short amateur film features countryside and coastal scenes of Surrey and West Sussex (?) during the 1950s. The group of people featured in the film are seen collecting wild flowers, picnicking and sunbathing on a beach; contrary to its title, the film mainly features scenes in spring and summer.
Christmas Story; Snip Snaps 
|Date||1952 [ca. mid 1950s]||ID||11769|
This film is made up of short sections covering a family Christmas and various holidays. The online clip shows 'A Christmas Story'.
Brighton in Coronation Year
|Date||1953 - 1954||ID||120|
A film made by a member of the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers which features various aspects of Brighton during the centenary year of 1953, including parks and gardens, festivities and other events. The film is accompanied by an occasional commentary which gives key facts about the history of Brighton, together with an upbeat soundtrack throughout.
[Young Lovers in Spring Garden]
This very short colour film opens with views of young lovers embracing in a garden. This is followed by a series of brief portrait shots of a man and two women posing for the camera and a man and woman with a grey poodle dog.
[The Seasons at Otford]
In this film, Mr. Newman documents a year in Otford, filming the countryside around Otford, as the seasons change over the year.
[Farming Scenes, Part I]
This short amateur film features scenes from a farm, cattle market and an agricultural county show. On the farm, shots of animals, dead and alive, are accompanied with scenes of harvesting cereal crops. Cattle are displayed at a show, and hunting and show jumping displays are filmed at a county show. The film also includes some brief shots of a shooting party.
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