Title ID 4035Collection ID130
Title[Lindfield Scenes]
Date[ca. 1940s]
CollectionCyril Hayworth pt2
ThemeRural Life
KeywordsAnimals Buildings Celebrations Clothing Farming Lakes Parks Weather Winter
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionCyril Hayworth
CameraCyril Hayworth
Format16mm Mixed Colour and Black & White Silent
Duration12 min. 25 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


An amateur film recording people and places in Lindfield during the 1940s.


The film opens with images of farm animals; of pigs, dairy cows and sheep. The house and grounds of Old Place are filmed. A small domesticated monkey on a lead searches for fleas on a docile Alsatian. A family ride aboard the miniature train of Deans Mill Railway. Lindfield pond has iced over, allowing children to skate and play on it. Snow covers the village buildings, including All Saints Church and Old Place. A marching band joins in a torchlight procession through the village. Three men dressed in drag and a woman with a blackened face play to the camera beside the pond - the men do acrobatics on the waterside railings. A brief colour section films border flowers, and autumnal trees and plants.