Title ID 8126Collection ID1090
Title[Lambs; South Berkshire Show]
Date[ca. 1934]
CollectionArrowsmith Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeRural Life Working Life
KeywordsAnimals Farming Hunting Men Rural Areas Social Class Sport
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionKathleen Arrowsmith
CameraKathleen Arrowsmith
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Duration6 min. 11 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This black and white film provides highlights of sheep farming, the family showing their Suffolk Punch strong horses at a South Berkshire rural show and scenes of a hunting party led by a huntmaster, with his large pack of hounds.


This short film opens with views of sprawling rural countryside filled with sheep and lambs, as a woman wanders between the sheep gathered together in small groups in the field. The sheep with lambs are herded down a rural track road into another field.

The next section opens with a man loading several Suffolk Punch horses into the back of a horse box to take them to the South Berkshire Show. The horses refuse to load. This is followed by scenes of the strong horse class at the South Berkshire rural show, with close-ups of the horses being walked around a show arena, being judged and placed. The scenes are separated by shots of a hunting party parading around a field with pack of Foxhound dogs close behind. The Huntmaster is mounted on a horse and the dogs gather behind him (possibly from the South Berkshire Hunt Branch ?).


[Lambs; South Berkshire Show] (ca.1934)