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24 Square Miles and Harting - An English Village

Synopsis
Two films from the 1940s depicting rural life in Oxfordshire and Sussex at the time.
Series
40’s Britain
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2005
Year of production
1946
Subjects
Social Studies; Geography; History
Keywords
agricultural economics; rural communities; rural development; social history; village life

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
62 mintues
Year
2005

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£15.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
62 minutes
Year
2005

Sections

Title
24 Square Miles
Synopsis
Based on a 1943 study by the Agricultural Economics Research Institute at Oxford, this film surveys a rural area of 24 square miles, including the market town of Banbury. It analyses in detail the assets and present and future needs of the area, and how services and facilities might be developed. With indications of the planning problems involved, it illustrates communications, population figures, trade and industry, agriculture, housing, social life, public administration, schools and health services. Made as an exercise to quantify the use of the countryside. Commentary spoken by John Arlott. Made by Basic Films in 1946.
Duration
41 mins

Title
Harting - an English Village
Synopsis
Harting, a picturesque village on the Sussex Downs, typifies the traditional pattern of an English village as a neigbourly community in which people live, work, and enjoy their leisure together. Various members of the community apear in the course of their daily work and in the various active roles played by them in village affairs.
Duration
21 mins

Distributor

Name

Panamint Cinema

Email
cinema@panamint.co.uk
Web
http://www.panamint.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
01505 834936
Address
Abercorn Schoolhouse
Whitequarries
Broxburn
West Lothian, Scotland
EH52 6PZ
 

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