Title ID 12264Collection ID1611
Title[Goudhurst Farm; Bomb Damage]
Date[ca. 1943 - 1947]
CollectionFegans Childrens Charity
ThemeRural Life Seaside
KeywordsAnimals Children Farming Houses Second World War (1939-1945) Seasons Sport Social Welfare Swimming
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionFegans Children's Charity [?]
Format9.5mm Black & White Silent
Duration15 min 23 sec
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details.


An amateur film with intertitles of Fegans Children's Home at Goudhurst.


Starting with views of blitzed buildings this film shows the boys working on the farm: harvesting, ploughing ,fruit picking herding cattle, playing with chicks,and sheep shearing. Snowy scenes follow with the boys smiling and showing off model ships. Next we see them taking a trip on a miniature railway and visiting the seaside. Back at the home more activities ensue: a football match, sledging, cricket, cross country running, boating at a beach and swimming games and competitions in the pool. We see more games and events and visitors.


A wide black and white still image taken from TID 12264, showing a group of boys stood in two neat rows facing forward, on a parade style military inspection. The boys are dressed in their winter woollen farm uniform,  in the entrance to a shelter style farm barn building on the Goudhurst Farm home estate.