Title ID 5519Collection ID713
TitleThe Village
CollectionHaywards Heath Cine Society pt2
Genre/TypeAmateurCine/Video clubNon-fictionCommunity
ThemeCine Club Film-Making
KeywordsDance Everyday Life Games Men Performing Arts Theatre Sport Villages
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionHaywards Heath Cine & Video Society
CameraHaywards Heath Cine & Video Society
ProducerHaywards Heath Cine & Video Society
CastFranklands Players
FormatColour Sound
Duration37 minutes.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This amateur colour film created by the Haywards Heath Cine & Video Society features a tour of Franklands Village, West Sussex with a portrait of village life including some of the events, social clubs, teams and and societies that operate. The film ends with a montage of shots of the villages green spaces, gardens and buildings.


This colour film created by the Haywards Heath Cine & Video Society opens with a view of St Winifred's Church and a tour of a public house or social club, with various indoor games, drinking and dancing in progress. The scene features: dancing with a group of seniors/OAP's; a game of billiards in the billiards room; a game of bingo; a game of darts; a compilation of scenes from several amateur dramatic performances (Franklands Players) and a Wine Club wine tasting event.

The next section features an overview of the Fete on Saturday July 17th at the Hardy Memorial Playing Field with the marching band from the Haywards Heath Scouting group, a "Damsel Ducker" game, ''The Magic Roundabout'' and several stall games being played by children that includes skittles & "Torpedo Bay". This is followed by highlights from a local football match and a village management committee meeting in the "Estate Office". Several men sit around a table discussing village affairs. [For online version, several scenes are mute due to the removal of commercial music].

The film ends with a montage of shots of the village's green spaces, gardens and buildings.