Title ID 5860Collection ID828
TitleSwingle Swangle
Date[ca. 1978]
CollectionWilf Green
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life
KeywordsBuilding Construction Castles Cultural Heritage Everyday Life Gardening Houses Men Outings Religious Buildings Shopping Tourism Urban Areas
LocalBrenchley Matfield Sissinghurst Beltring Paddock Wood
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionWilfred Green
CameraWilfred Green
FormatColour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A travelogue film showing a holiday to the Kent villages of Brenchley, Matfield, Sissinghurst, Beltring, and Paddock Wood. Scenes include tours on foot showing local houses, churches and public houses (pubs), several adults landscaping a domestic garden and the group visiting a garden centre to purchase plants.


Brief view of the Standings Cross Public House, Brenchley with pub sign; Wheelwrights Arms Matfield with pub sign; Views of Matfield pond, Post Office, shops and houses along a road; 'Swingle Swangle' cottage sign; a man in front garden wearing pijamas; view of an oast house and other buildings; garden scenes of plants; two men and a large dog and family cat; a brief street view; interior view of All Saints Church, Brenchley stained glass window; the exterior of the Church of St Luke, Matfield; a street view; a garden; shots of cards with painted flowers and plants followed by a view of the front cover of a book by Will Ingwersen; building a wall in the garden (?); visit to SIssinghurst Castle and Gardens; Beltring "The Whitbread Hop Farm' aka The Hop Farm, Kent; an interior view of a house with portraits of a woman and press photographs of Will Ingwersen (?) next to a sketch of an owl; further construction work at Swingle Swangle Cottage; two men eating ice cream at a garden centre. The film ends following a shot of the two men back at a house in the garden eating ice cream.