Title ID 9825Collection ID1162
TitleMaidstone Tuesday Market, January 12th 1932
CollectionCorder Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionLocal Topical
ThemeWorking Life
KeywordsAnimals Buildings Men Women Workers
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionJ.M. Wood
CameraJ.M. Wood
EditorJ.M. Wood
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Duration02 min. 56 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This black and white newsreel style film follows events at a working livestock market and egg packing company in Maidstone, Kent. Several auctioneers are shown in close-up selling livestock, with dialogue illustrated by titles. The second film shows a business owner and some of his workers at an egg packing factory.


The black and white film opens with a title: 'The Tuesday Market - Some Celebrities - Jan 12 1932' followed by 'Edited and photographed by J.M.Wood'

E.J.P 'The One and Only' The intertitle is followed by a shot of a man auctioneering livestock to the gathered crowds.

Intertitle: '48,48 1/2, 48 1/2. 49. 49 1/2, 50, 50, 50 Going at 50 - Sold' Shot of Auctioneers selling the livestock.

Intertitle: 'Dick Foster - Hard at it' Shot of a male auctioneer selling livestock. Other men jostle the livestock out of shot.

Intertitle: '49, 49, 49 1/2, 49 1/2. 49 1/2 - Who'll fill it up?' Shot of a male auctioneer with a shepherd's crook, people tightly packed in around him.

Intertitle: 'Sutton Maxted undoubtedly.' Intertitle: 'You're not going to take my photograph. It's a scandal find Boseley.

Intertitle: Shot of a man in a flat cap stepping out of a low porta-cabin gesturing to off camera left.

Intertitle: 'We find Boseley - The man who keeps the ball rolling' Shot of a man in a hat, coat and suit walking past several calf pens. Industrial buildings beyond.

Intertitle: 'Charles' A man with a clipboard surrounded by other men looking a pen of sheep.

Intertitle: 'He says little, thinks a lot, but gets the figure down right Shot of man with a clipboard (in profile) surrounded by people, writing furiously.

Intertitle: The big noise in a big hurry' A man hurrying past a row of cars wearing a hat and dark coat.

The next section visits an egg packing factory (?) where the proprietor is shown packing eggs with some of his staff on a production line.

Intertitle: Hayden. B. Parker - 'The Eggspert' Intertitle: Wait a minute and you can take me working. The final shot is of the exterior of the packing unit with the proprietor exiting the building carrying a crate of eggs? He leaves the shot.