Title ID 6913Collection ID930
Title[Sussex Show at Ardingly]
Date[ca. 1960s]
CollectionCullen Family Films
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeRural Life
KeywordsAnimals Exhibitions Farming Festivals
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionMr Cullen [?]
CameraMr Cullen [?]
FormatColour Silent
Duration9min. 49sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A short amateur film featuring numerous displays from the Sussex Show at Ardingly during the 1960s.


The Sussex Show at Ardingly during the 1960s. The film opens with shots of the showground and show jumpers, spectators watch as the horses and their riders negotiate the fences. Lots of children are seen running amongst a hunt party. Next, dairy farmers are seen parading with their cows around the ring; they carry signs denoting the particular breeds of cows. More show jumpers are seen, before the film cuts to a man wearing a stetson hat and riding a horse. Motorcyclists are next to perform in the ring, before the film ends with a horse and carriage display.


A colour still image taken from TID 6913, showing a motorcycle display team squad performing tricks and stunts in the outdoor arena at the Ardingly Show. Dressed in white clothing, the squad have formed a pyramid of drivers whilst in motion on their bikes.