Reg Dixon's Farm 1957

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    Coleshill near Coventry, West Midlands.

    M/S of a scarecrow dressed in Reg Dixon's hat and jacket with a sign (three pigs) on the front pocket. C/U shot of a wooden shield pinned on a post with three pigs on it. M/S of Reg Dixon driving a tractor with trailer full of muck (manure?) through the gate into his farm. M/S of a longhaired Collie barking while running alongside the tractor. C/U shot of Reg Dixon's face while driving. Camera tilts down to show his hands on steering wheel.

    M/S of Mr Dixon driving across the farm. Farmhouse is seen in the background. L/S of the tractor stopping and Mr Dixon getting off. He takes a pitch fork and starts unloading the muck (manure?). C/U shot of Mr Dixon unloading the muck. Cut to Mr Dixon appearing at a wooden gate. He leans over the gate, puts his hands to his mouth and whistles. M/S of the two cows looking at the camera unaffected. M/S of Mr Dixon opening the gate. L/S of the cows going through the gate towards the stables. Cows are pedigree Ayrshires.

    M/S of the inside of the stables. Mr Dixon feeds the cows. M/S of Mr Dixon stroking cow's ear with affection. M/S of Mr Dixon swiping the floor. M/S of Mr Dixon entering the pig sty with baby bottle in his hand - to feed the piglets. Pigs, pedigree Large Whites, are registered with the National Pig Breeders Association as the "Confidential Herd". C/U shot of baby piglet eating while others wait for their turn. M/S of Mr Dixon smiling at them. M/S of a sow (Penelope) with the babies - beautiful! M/S of Mr Dixon walking along his house with a basket full of eggs in his hand. Mrs Dixon is cleaning a window. Mr Dixon tries to walk in the house in his Wellington boots but he is being told off by his wife. M/S of Mr Dixon taking the boots off while Mrs Dixon cleans up his mess.

    M/S of Mr and Mrs Dixon in front of a fireplace in their lounge. Mr Dixon takes his coat off while Mrs Dixon pours coffee. M/S of Mr and Mrs Dixon having their coffee. Nice shot of a happy family life.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    1269
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    59.25
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:02:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    02:00:28:00 / 02:03:00:00
    Canister:
    CP 121
    Sort Number:
    CP 121
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