Okebiz Video Search



Title:“THE HEART OF ENGLAND” 1954 BRITISH TRANSPORT TRAVELOGUE FILM COTSWALDS STRATFORD ON AVON 86614
Duration:19:50
Viewed:0
Published:15-07-2021
Source:Youtube

Love our channel and want to support what we do? You can help us save and post more orphaned films! Support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/PeriscopeFilm Even a really tiny contribution can make a difference. Dating to 1954, "The Heart of England" is a British Transport Film documentary about Stratford on Avon and The Cotswolds, the largest areas of Britain, stretching over a hundred miles from Chipping Camden to the city of Bath. The film was directed by Michael Clarke and written by him and John Moore, and narrated by Stephen Murray. The film was intended to promote tourism and travel, especially of course by rail, while celebrating the quiet unchanging image of rural Britain. The narrator of this film is Stephen Murray (:28) and it opens with a map pointing to the heart of England where the narrator was born (:47). A span of the countryside catches a tractor at work on a farm (1:08) as winter was ending and leading into spring. The area consists of valleys and hills and houses are constructed from stones retrieved from nearby so that they match the natural setting (2:09). A few streams in the area follow such as once called Wind Rush (3:03). The River Avon (3:20) flows through Evesham and farmers of the city are seen growing brussels sprouts (3:25). Plums are grown in Pershore (3:29) and most of population at the time worked in agriculture. Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford follows (4:26) with a picturesque shot of orchards in bloom. In mid-May as the climate warmed up, townsfolk are seen pushing small boats into the water and rowing long boats (6:03). Around this time, wheat began growing in the Cotswold hills (6:27). This area was once known as sheep country as Cotswold was born from the wool boom in 1450 (6:43). A native saying is that the sheep built the churches and this is because during 1400-1600, towns folk grew rich from wool and were able to put money into community constructions such as the churches (6:58). Burford is the center of the Cotswold wool trade (7:42). Other towns in the area pointed to are Northleach and Camden (8:01). Tewkesbury, the site of the Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471, follows (8:11). The Lancastrian heir to the throne; Edward Prince of Wales, was killed during this battle (8:23). References to Shakespeare are all over the area including the ‘Shakespeare Hotel’ (8:38) as Tewkesbury is only 25 miles from his hometown. Townsfolk and countrymen alike are seen attending the pre-countess show (9:26). Livestock is walked through the area and farmers take time off from the field to show what they have grown here (9:45). Clydesdale horses, which the farmers used for sturdy plough horses (10:25) preclude a horse jumping competition (11:16). The fair at the pre-countess show also allowed farmers to check out new equipment (11:50). The corn fields are shown in high summer now (13:09) as well as gardens abloom with decadent flowers in Cheltenham at the foot of the Cotswold hills (13:15). A spa which was once used by the Georgians follows (13:26). Other notables from history that once resided here are Charles Barnett and Wally Hammond, the English cricketers who played for Gloucestershire (13:46). Yellow wig plums are seen picked from trees (14:38) and a combine harvester works on a corn field (15:21) during this season of harvesting and storing. After the harvest is completed, fairs open up (17:09) in Evesham, Gloucestershire, Tewkesbury and Stratford. The film begins to wrap up with footage of the season beginning to change into autumn and as winter moves in and leaves again, the cycle of growth and harvesting will soon begin anew (19:20). We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit www.PeriscopeFilm.com/

SHARE TO YOUR FRIENDS


Download Server 1


DOWNLOAD MP4

Download Server 2


DOWNLOAD MP4

Alternative Download :



SPONSORED
Loading...
RELATED VIDEOS
Vintage LMS railway film - Carrying the load - 1946 Vintage LMS railway film - Carrying the load - ...
15:27 | 78,268
STRATFORD UPON AVON [birthplace of William Shakespeare] England. STRATFORD UPON AVON [birthplace of William Shak...
32:13 | 5,166
west country journey - British transport films west country journey - British transport films
25:22 | 8,279
" POWER FROM PARADISE " 1964 TENNESSEE VALLEY A...
32:12 | 24,124
Britain in The 50s Britain in The 50s
52:04 | 2,217,769
Danger On Wheels (1940) RACE CAR CLASSIC Danger On Wheels (1940) RACE CAR CLASSIC
59:52 | 18,778
"WINGS TO GREAT BRITAIN" 1960s PAN AM AIRLINES ...
29:27 | 2,896
1933 AMERICAN AIRLINES PROMO FILM 1933 AMERICAN AIRLINES PROMO FILM " STORY OF MO...
21:49 | 13,279

shopee ads

coinpayu