Title ID 8274Collection ID1095
Title[First Ozengall Harvest]
CollectionSteed Family - Manston, Kent
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeRural Life Working Life
KeywordsFamily Farming Industry Men Motor Vehicles Rural Areas
NationalUnited Kingdom England
ProductionNorman Harold Steed
CameraNorman Harold Steed
FormatBlack & White Silent
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This short black and white film provides highlights of grain harvesting using a mechanised process of combine-harvesters on Ozengall Farm, adjacent to Spratling Court Farm, Kent. The children join the workers on the farm and play in the cut straw.


This film opens with a black and white title: '1947 First Ozengall Harvest' followed by wide views of men working the grain fields with automated combine harvest machines. The machines work in pairs to thrash, cut and collect the grain, with the unwanted straw being ejected out of the back of the machine. The second caterpillar style tractor (CKT 888) works with the first, to dump the grain in to the back of a large trailer hopper. A man stands in a filled hopper with a child, spreading the load of grain with their feet. In the field, several children watch the men at work and play in the cut straw. The smaller combine harvester then transfers grain into a second cart to be taken away.