Title ID 10152Collection ID1171
Title[Dorchester Course; Children and Animals; Cattle Market]
Date1 October 1936
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Leisure Rural Life
KeywordsAnimals Children Domestic Gardens Family Rural Areas Hunting
LocalDorchester Gosport
RegionalEast Sussex Devon
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionCharles Bernard Henning
CameraCharles Bernard Henning
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A film featuring: a rabbit hunt or Hare Course event; children playing with animals and riding ponies; and a visit to a cattle market.


The film begins with scenes of a group hare coursing or hunting rabbits: greyhounds chase and catch a rabbit; the catch is shown to the camera; men are shown gathering and inspecting the dogs on show. The middle section of the film shows children at play in a garden setting, helping with the gardening while their parents are putting up wooden fences. Some close-up portraits of the children follow. From here it cuts to shots taken from the window of a moving train. Next the children - some wearing riding clothes - are shown playing with a large white rabbit in a garden, riding ponies and playing with a goat (some slow motion). Following this, there are two short shots: the first is a scenic view and the second is of a brass band on horseback. There is a longer sequence showing a seascape with many large boats close to shore. The last section is compiled of shots taken at a cattle market, including poultry, sheep, and pigs. The final shot shows a street market and traders.