Title ID 2432Collection ID228
TitleHorsted Keynes Women’s Institute
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fiction
ThemeLeisure Fashion
KeywordsChildren Clubs Communities Cultural Events Everyday Life Games Handicrafts Houses Leisure Time Activities Play Rural Areas Social Class Sport Villages Women Fashion
LocalHorsted Keynes
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionDavid Mitchell-Gogay
CameraDavid Mitchell-Gogay
FormatColour Silent
Duration15 min
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Members of the Women's Institute hold a monthly meeting at the historic listed building of 'Treemans' in Horsted Keynes in this colour film from 1954.


A sign in a village shop shows an announcement for a meeting held on the 14th of July 1954 at Treemans in Horsted Keynes. A Southdown single-decker bus is seen departing from Hayward's Heath station. There are views of various houses and locations in Horsted Keynes and women are seen working on a farm and chatting with eachother. Several women are followed as they leave their houses to attend the meeting, going on foot, by car and bicycle. Once at Treemans, there is a 'My Favourite Jug' competition with several decorative jugs on display. Several women speak at the meeting and introduce the speaker Mr F Williams, who gives a talk on 'Sussex Castles' to the audience seated outside in the grounds. The women have a buffet lunch and sell jam and other items at a stall. Young children are seen playing and some of the women play a blindfold party game. The women are then seen leaving as the site is tidied up. Children are then seen playing at school. Sporting activities in the village are shown including tennis, cricket, stoolball, and children swimming in the lake. A woman takes a large bouquet of flowers to the church. A final title reads "The End".


a still from Coronation Rally (1953)