• Short Summary

    Farmers in Sussex go into the retail trade and sell their crops direct at a market.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Home Front - Farmers Move To Break Price Racket".

    Farmers from East Grinstead, Sussex, operate their scheme of selling direct to consumer, in Croydon.

    MS Men gathering lettuces and turnips in the fields. CU Turnips in a box. MS Crates of vegetables are loaded into a lorry. CU the Lorry drives off. CU Pickers emptying cucumbers from sacks and sorting them over. CU Head shot of a farmer.

    MS Jim Addison, leader of the farmers explains his scheme to John Parsons. (nat sound)

    CU Placards in the arcade of Kennards, Croydon where the farmers have their stalls. MS Crates of vegetables arrive at the market and are unloaded. Housewives watch approvingly. MS and CU Housewives gathered round the stalls buying vegetables. Parons asks some of them for their opinions, which are very favourable. (nat sound)

    CU a man wiping his face. MS Woman hands marrows to man. CU a boy holding a huge marrow in his arms.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1193.03
    Media URN:
    41131
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1947
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:48:00 / 01:07:26:00
    Canister:
    47/68

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