Crops of East Anglia at harvest time.
Crops of East Anglia at harvest time. British Instructional Films presents;
"Wheat", map of U.K. zoom into East Anglia. WS of wheat field CU of corn heads. A tractor pulls a harvester and deposits bails of wheat behind it. Farm hands make larger piles and they are forked onto the back of a lorry and driven to a Bailing machine. CU as wheat enters the thrashing machinery. Corn is collected in sacks. CU of hand showing grains of corn. Full sacks of corn are loaded onto the back of a lorry.
"Potatoes", a tractor with a potato digger drives down a row of potatoes throwing them out the back. Women workers collect then in buckets and pour them into sacks. WS as sacks are emptied into a large pile and then covered with wheat stems. The potatoes are shovelled onto a conveyor belt and sorted by hand. the full sacks are then stacked in a pile. The sacks are marked "Chelmsford 1946".
"Sugar Beet", a tractor pulls a hand steered plough through a beet field. CU as the beet are knocked together to remove the soil, workers cut the leaves off leaving the root. CU pile of beet roots.
"Soft fruits" Men and women on ladders are collecting plums from trees. Open baskets full of plumbs in another field women are collecting black currents from small bushes and filling wooden baskets
"Bulbs" A sign post marked A151 points to Splalding 2 1/2 miles, and underneath an RAC Sign points to Tulip Fields. Pan across fields of flowering tulips. Two female workers are pulling off the heads, carrying them away and emptying them into a large pile. WS more tulip fields as women workers cut bunches. A cute little girl and boy tip toe through the tulips. Cut bunches of tulips are put into buckets of water, selected and packed into cases ready for market. Display of tulips in a florists shop window.