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    Abingdon, Cambridgeshire.

    Various shots of a large family - the Gregorys - having their tea together. We see them leaving the house, the girls wear headscarves and dungarees. They are a family of farmers.

    Narration explains that the Gregorys have what we all dream of: a home, a bit of land, peace and happiness among our loved ones. The Gregorys have found their way out of the pre-war depression by acquiring this farm. It is on an estate run by the Land Settlement Association - set up to give people like the Gregorys the right kind of start.

    Various shots of work on the farm. Mrs Gregory milks a goat and Mr Gregory feeds the pigs. Feeding hens and geese. The girls - Brenda, Olive and Betty - work in a large greenhouse. They pick tomatoes. Glass cloches are used to encourage tomato plants to grow - we see Mr and Mrs Gregory at work amongst their plants. Reaping machine is used to cut corn - these machines can be hired from the estate. Various nice shots of the family at work gathering the cut crop.

    Man from the Association comes to visit Mr Gregory - C/Us of the two men discussing Mr Gregory's accounts and the fact that he has had a good year. C/U of Mr and Mrs Gregory looking very proud of their labours. Narrator mentions that returning soldiers would do well to remember the Gregorys.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:13:00 / 01:23:47:00
    NP 3
    Sort Number:
    NP 003
  • Appears in...

    Religion & Politics Historical Figures & Celebrities
    Keep 1944 Tomatos Family Reunions Families during WW2
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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