Title ID 8128Collection ID1090
Title[Hay Making; Royal Show]
DateJune 1937
CollectionArrowsmith Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeWorking Life Rural Life
KeywordsAnimals Family Farming Industry Rural Areas
LocalStreatley Wolverhampton
RegionalBerkshire Staffordshire
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionKathleen Arrowsmith
CameraKathleen Arrowsmith
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Two black and white films, the first of agricultural labourers collecting hay. The second film provides highlights of part of a heavy horse show class from the 1937 98th Royal Agricultural Show at Wrottesley Park, Wolverhampton.


The film opens with views of several men collecting hay, forking it over and constructing hayricks to dry the hay. A domestic car is used to push the cut hay into piles for the men to stack.

The second part opens with views of the Royal Agricultural Show main arena adjacent to the 'National Farmers Union Insurance Society' base at a show. Several Suffolk Punch strong horses in full bridals with show numbers at their necks are paraded in front of the judges by their owners. Mixed shots of the horses follow and views of the buildings surrounding the arena, including 'The Country Gentleman's Association' and Pavilion buildings. Several horses are paraded past the camera at walk and trot pace, as they are judged.


A Still from [Hay Making; Royal Show] (1937)