Title ID 12272Collection ID1611
Title[Buxted Farm; Seaside Outing]
CollectionFegans Childrens Charity
ThemeRural Life
KeywordsChildren Farming Charities Landscape Rural Areas Social Welfare Religious Activities
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionFegans Children's Charity [?]
Format16mm Colour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details.


An amateur film of Fegans Children's home and farm at Buxted.


The film opens with exterior shots of the Buxted home farm and its surroundings. Visitors Day follows with a ceremony in the garden. Young men are seen at work on the farm including feeding animals, harvesting, preparing the land, processing different crops and handling farm machinery.

An open-air Visitor's dinner follows. A young man's outfit is laid out on a sheet on the grass along with a bible. A young man leaves the house with suitcase in hand, the matron and boys waving him off. Many different activities follow including building a wall, feeding chicks, herding cattle, carving up tree trunks, spraying a field and ploughing with horse. Much of this work is supervised by men. Some close-ups of the young men follow.

The boys play on the beach and go boating on a lake.

Back at the farm work continues with the boys caring for the chickens, feeding straw into the baler, driving tractors and making silage.


A colour still image taken from TID 12272, showing a group of boys and Feagan's staff waving good-bye to one of the boys as he leaves the home. The group are gathered outside the entrance gate to the Buxted Farm Feagan's Home.