Film: 8712

Places + Locations | 1960 | Silent | Colour

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Amateur home movie. Romney Marsh. Southern England. Wiltshire, Stonehenge. Bibury in Cotswolds.
Sheep shearing on Romney Marsh. Shearer shears sheep as he rotates it. Flock of woolly sheep shepherded towards pen.
Cowdray, presumably at Midhurst, West Sussex. Horse riding. Rider in red T-shirt or polo shirt and jeans and no hat rides horse in tight circles on training ring.
Selborne in Hampshire. Church. Thatched cottages.
Stonehenge with people walking about amongst the stones. (This was before tourists were kept 10 yards behind a rope in case they damage the enormous stones). One stone has a painted logo on it, possibly a CND or Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament logo. Children run about and onto recumbent stone.
Bibury. Woman feeding mallard ducks in river by bridge in front of the ivy-clad or Russian vine clad Swan Hotel. Ducklings. Row of attractive Cotswold cottages.
Petworth House. Interiors in long passageway and shot of silver on a table with tablecloth. Crystal chandelier, statue in classical style, classical bust, pan around room with ornate fireplace and surround. Portraits on wall. The grounds with mature trees. Scaffolding on part of one wing of the house. Small flock of black sheep. A deer with impressive antlers on the edge of woodland.
Church exterior and interior. A family tomb set into internal wall of church. Woman brushing paved area near antique shop. Views.
Chiddingstone in Kent. Big country house. Black and white Tudor houses with overhanging gables.
Oast house complex with four oasts.
Penshurst Place in Kent. The village with Tudor houses. Church.
Eynsford in Kent. Views of this attractive English village, river, buildings, church spire.
Crookham Hill, near Newbury in West Berkshire. Oast houses.
National Trust Chartwell, the family home of Winston Churchill. 5 shillings to get in. Lake and pond. Churchill's garden chair. Tourist takes a photograph. The grounds. Exterior of the house. Croquet lawn. View from behind two women on a bench. Woman holds brochure to Chartwell with Churchill's picture on the front cover. Gardens, roses. Building, possibly the studio of Churchill. Paintings , presumably painted by Sir Winston Churchill. His living room or library.
Tropical bird garden, Rode, Somerset. Parrots or macaws, one red-backed and one blue-backed. One on boy's arm eating fruit. Boy returns parrot to perch and two parrot bicker. A displaying peacock turns around. A turkey. A displaying white peacock. Small penguins. Exotic unidentified bird. A male golden pheasant. Hens. Kid goats. A pair of toucans on a branch. Yellow parrot. Two flamingo walk on grass. Several flamingos standing in shallow water. Donkey and young suckling. Young alligators or crocodiles. Spoonbills? Ducks.


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