British countryside

Helicopter To Work

Helicopter To Work (1965)

Rowland Absolom uses a helicopter to commute to work.

Things To Come - Power For The Highlands

Things To Come - Power For The Highlands (1947)

A hydro electric power station is being built near Mallaig in Scotland.

Britain Goes Dry!

Britain Goes Dry! (1934)

Concerns are raised as a village in Berkshire runs short of a water supply.

Hiking Hints

Hiking Hints (1933)

Nice film showing the joys of hiking.

Animals In The Snow

Animals In The Snow (1963)

Animals at Chessington Zoo, in Surrey cope with the cold winter snow.

Fruit Special

Fruit Special (1963)

Army of fruit pickers take train to Kent.

Brrr Happy New Year AKA Brr-R Britain On Ice

Brrr Happy New Year AKA Brr-R Britain On Ice (1962)

Celebrating new year in London and Scotland, snow scenes around Britain.

Beauty Or Steel?

Beauty Or Steel? (1960)

Cotswold residents protest against iron ore scheme which threatens to destroy countryside.

Bad Dogs - Good Dogs

Bad Dogs - Good Dogs (1967)

Dogs become well-behaved creatures here at the Canine Defence League in Brighton.

Snow-Covered Countryside

Snow-Covered Countryside (1969)

Nice scenic shots of grounds of stately home under a blanket of snow.

Autumn

Autumn (1933)

Scenic shots of autumn trees in the English countryside.

Helping Hands

Helping Hands (1955)

Labour-saving machinery that can be attached to Nuffield tractors seen in action on a farm.

Countryside Beauties  AKA Countryside Beauties Restored

Countryside Beauties AKA Countryside Beauties Restored (1924)

Unsightly advertising signs are removed from rural areas.

Carpets Beware - Other Colour Pics Share This Title

Carpets Beware - Other Colour Pics Share This Title (1955)

Story of Carpets in the West Country

Cinetopicalities In Brief No. 76

Cinetopicalities In Brief No. 76 (1939)

Sheep herded in the Rockies, the 4 pupils of a tiny Welsh school and a lorry becomes a tractor.

Working Holidays

Working Holidays (1959)

In North Wales, the Civic Trust organises working holidays to make environmental improvements.

Trans-Britain Pipeline

Trans-Britain Pipeline (1945)

Pipelines across Britain enable distribution of petrol across the country.

Pheasant Trust

Pheasant Trust (1960)

Colourful birds at Philip Wayre's Ornamental Pheasant Trust in Great Witchingham, Norfolk.

Hunting Story

Hunting Story (1963)

An item about a fox hunt in Dorset.

Battle Of The Brook

Battle Of The Brook (1959)

Annual tug-of-war contest in village of Geddington - the main prize is firkin (72 pints) of ale!

How Girls Pick-Up!

How Girls Pick-Up! (1940)

Great footage of shop girls helping the war effort by working on a farm in their holidays.

Food Bank's Not A Frost

Food Bank's Not A Frost (1959)

A food storage facility: people store their Christmas turkeys etc. in deep freeze rooms.

Farm Horses Issue Title Pathe Pictorial Looks At Man's Best Friend

Farm Horses Issue Title Pathe Pictorial Looks At Man's Best Friend (1947)

Nice shots of horses pulling ploughs across country fields.

Our Island Fortress

Our Island Fortress (1940)

Pathe use pictures of beautiful England to encourage people in the coming battles.

Winter's Too Early

Winter's Too Early (1962)

Heavy snows cause problems in Scotland.

New Village

New Village (1968)

A modern village which blends with the rural setting is built in Kent.

Moorland Shepherdess

Moorland Shepherdess (1965)

Rose Farrow and her dog Gyp herd a flock of sheep up into the scenic Yorkshire Dales.

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd (1967)

Pink Floyd wander around corn fields to the accompaniment of their song 'The Scarecrow'.

Our Record Harvest

Our Record Harvest (1942)

Aerial view of cornfields of the English countryside that have yielded a record harvest.

Jungle Rover AKA Test Driver

Jungle Rover AKA Test Driver (1957)

A man test drives Land Rovers on a course built to represent jungle terrain.

International Eisteddfod

International Eisteddfod (1964)

Llangollen hosts various International Folk music and dance performers at its annual festival.

Rain And Drought AKA Water On The Ration

Rain And Drought AKA Water On The Ration (1952)

People in Sussex queue for water as elsewhere the drought breaks.

Contrast City Life And Rural Life

Contrast City Life And Rural Life (1920)

A contrast of city and rural life.

"Country Life - On London's Doorstep"! (1933)

Duke and Duchess of York visit the Bath and West Agricultural Show - in Wimbledon.

Truly Rural!

Truly Rural! (1941)

Men of a Surrey village go hunting for rabbits and shoot a fox.

Village Issue Title Is Many Thanks

Village Issue Title Is Many Thanks (1941)

Travelogue item about picturesque village of Roydon on River Leigh.

Big Day For The Hunt

Big Day For The Hunt (1949)

Fox hunters set out for a day chasing across the countryside with their horses and hounds.

The Children's Meet

The Children's Meet

Young children are brought into the very adult world of the fox hunt.

Scottish Agricultural Camps - Trailer

Scottish Agricultural Camps - Trailer (1949)

Great short film encouraging people to take their holidays helping out on a farm.

Trailer - Precious Potatoes

Trailer - Precious Potatoes (1948)

A short trailer film encouraging people to help gather the potato harvest.

"Backs To The Land" (1940)

Good footage of land girls at work on a farm in Northamptonshire.

Fish Trap

Fish Trap (1962)

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries keep track of sea trout with a trap on the River Axe.

London - Cattle Show

London - Cattle Show

Annual cattle show at Agricultural Hall takes place despite recent foot and mouth outbreak.

New Jet Helicopter

New Jet Helicopter (1959)

New Dutch-made helicopter can be used in agriculture as well as for fun - great design.

Speech On Foot And Mouth Disease

Speech On Foot And Mouth Disease (1952)

Minister of Agriculture speaks about precautions against Foot and Mouth disease.

Britain - The Fight Against Foot And Mouth AKA Foot And Mouth Epidemic Continues

Britain - The Fight Against Foot And Mouth AKA Foot And Mouth Epidemic Continues (1967)

Item looks at effects of and precautions against the spread of foot and mouth disease in UK.

Restocking Farms AKA Farm Hit By Foot & Mouth Starts Afresh

Restocking Farms AKA Farm Hit By Foot & Mouth Starts Afresh (1968)

Shropshire farmer restocks farm after foot and mouth disease epidemic.

English Cattle Markets

English Cattle Markets (1950)

Footage regarding inhumane treatment of animals at cattle markets with commentary.

The Queen Visits A Preserving Depot

The Queen Visits A Preserving Depot (1940)

Rural housewives show the Queen how they are preserving plums in cans.

The Battle For Beauty

The Battle For Beauty (1940)

Very interesting film promoting a campaign to "Help Save Rural England" against road development.

Thatching

Thatching (1954)

Cottage in Essex is re-thatched with Norfolk Reeds.

Farm School

Farm School (1963)

Children learn all about farm animals at this school in Kent.

Knole Issue Title Is Give And Take

Knole Issue Title Is Give And Take (1943)

A look around rural Kent, including famous oak trees at Seven Oaks.

Little Bardfield Issue Title Is Happy Days

Little Bardfield Issue Title Is Happy Days (1938)

Travelogue item about Essex village, including Charlie Andrews - local wart healer!

London's Proposed 3rd Airport

London's Proposed 3rd Airport (1960)

Very good item about local views on plans to build London's 3rd airport in Nuthampstead.

Mobile Fish Shop

Mobile Fish Shop (1948)

Henry Macroy's mobile fish and chip shop is popular with land girls. Sidcup, Kent.

Post Woman And Kid AKA Post Woman And Baby Issue Title Is Help Yourself

Post Woman And Kid AKA Post Woman And Baby Issue Title Is Help Yourself (1944)

Mrs Shepherd, post woman, does 11 mile round on foot with baby in pram.

Road Signs Issue Title - Gym And It

Road Signs Issue Title - Gym And It (1937)

Light hearted item about signposts to places with comical double meanings.

Romany Row

Romany Row (1958)

A Gypsy family settles down in Penshurst, Kent with help of the church and the council.

Rural Electrification Drive AKA Way To Plenty

Rural Electrification Drive AKA Way To Plenty (1948)

Electricity reaches the country, power being laid on farms.

Rural England 571 And Still Going Strong

Rural England 571 And Still Going Strong

Eight old people from Pickworth village, the collective age is 571!

Rural England  AKA This Blessed Plot - This Other Eden

Rural England AKA This Blessed Plot - This Other Eden (1940)

Appeal film for the Council for the Preservation of Rural England - a call for National Parks in England.

Rural Industries Training Centre

Rural Industries Training Centre (1947)

Apprentices working at rural training industries centre.

Rural Mail Airborne

Rural Mail Airborne (1948)

Helicopter used in the experiment to speed up mail deliveries in remote country districts.

Shaftesbury Issue Title Is This England

Shaftesbury Issue Title Is This England (1943)

Travelogue item about picturesque Dorset town of Shaftesbury.

Thatched Cottage

Thatched Cottage (1962)

British thatched cottage in the countryside.