Title ID 12263Collection ID1611
Title[Goudhurst Farm]
CollectionFegans Childrens Charity
ThemeRural Life
KeywordsAnimals Children Farming Landscape Seasons Social Welfare Swimming
ProductionFegans Children's Charity [?]
Format9.5mm Black & White Silent
Duration15 min 15 sec
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details.


An amateur film with intertitles throughout of boys at work and play at Fegans Goudhurst Farm School in the early 1940s.


Intertitle: 'Boys parade in the Barn Yard for dismissal to their work'. They make their way down a lane off to work.

Intertitle: 'Fruit trees occupy a considerable acreage'. A boy at work in the cherry orchard shows off his basket of cherries to the camera.

Intertitle: 'An effective way of scaring birds away from the fruit'. A boy operates a bird scarer.

Intertitle: 'Near the Home buildings wild duck nest annually by a wayside pond'. The boys feed the piglets and lambs and water the horses.

Intertitle: 'And now time is really precious - it's midday! Boys swim and dive in the outdoor pool'.

Intertitle: 'Chairman F.W.Miller Esq. Hon. Treasurer J.H.Parker, Esq., M.I.E.E. General Director and Secretary H. Millner Morris, Esq'. The latter is seen seated on a bench and is joined by a woman.

Intertitle: 'We have much pleasure in showing you war time scenes in our homes the training farms. Goudhurst, Kent. 1943 and 1944'.

Intertitle: 'Lt. General Sir Wm. and Lady Dobbie visit the training farms'. They pass the bos and yound men standing on parade and mingle with other guests.

Intertitle:'God's provision of a wonderful harvest'. Harvest scenes follow. Fruit is seen packed in boxes and boys pick fruit standing high on ladders in the orchards. Next we see some swimming races at the pool with adults watching.

Intertitle: 'Cutting poles during the winter months'. Birch trees are chopped, carried and sawed.

Ploughing scenes follow. The boys line up their horses and young calves in the yard.


A wide black and white still image taken from TID 12263, showing a group of boys working in the fields at Goudhurst Farm. A cart filled to overflowing is being drawn by a pair of horses through a field, as a group of boys load the cart from the ground and from ontop of the straw on the cart.