Moving History Rural South East on Film – archive programmes for screening

Screen Archive South East announces free archive content for screening by local history societies, heritage organisations and Film Hub South East members.  The programmes have been made available by support from the British Film Institute’s Programme Development Fund: Britain on Film–Rural and Unlocking Film Heritage.

With the Gypsies in Kent (1938)
With the Gypsies in Kent (1938)

Rural South East on Film 

Programme 1 

Moving History – Rural Life (long-version) 14 mins 58 secs

A selection of colour and b+w rural scenes from the 20s to the 50s including pre-mechanised and mechanised farming practices, the making of horseshoes, a school farm, an agricultural show, Romany travellers and bee keeping techniques.

Programme 2

Moving History – Rural Life (short-version) 7 mins 15 secs

A shorter version of Programme 1 showing farming methods and country life featuring material from Berkshire, West Sussex and Kent.

Programme 3

Moving History – A Year in a Kentish Hop Garden 14 mins 21 secs

A compilation of archive film depicting hop farming practices throughout the calendar year from the preparation of the fields in January to the close of the year when charcoal is made for the Oast Houses. Including close-up scenes of the migrant workers and their families’ living arrangements on the farms.

All film programmes have an original score by Nina Humphreys.

We can supply the programmes as MP4 for download or on Blu-Ray.

Interested?  Please email