Ripe Earth

1938 , Thaxted (Essex)

Documentary made by John and Roy Boulting focusing on harvest time.

Early morning scenes around a farm, featuring pigs, chickens, geese and cattle. The livestock are let out into the sunshine. A tractor pulls a binder while boys and men stand in a cornfield waiting for rabbits to break cover. Two rabbits are shot. The sheaves of corn are stood up to dry in stooks, before farm workers relax and eat lunch by a hedge. The sheaves are pitched into wagons and carted to the stack. At a local windmill, the grain is ground. There are scenes of Morris Dancing and a harvest supper. In the local church the Reverend Conrad Noel leads the harvest thanksgiving service.

Featured Buildings

Thaxted Parish Church

Keywords

Farm workers; Farming; Harvesting; Morris dancing; Religious services; Windmills

Background Information

Documentary made by John and Roy Boulting before they became famous for their cinema feature films.

Manifestations

Ripe Earth

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    Duration
    0:10:42
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    27/09/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    729770
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    0:10:42
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    0:10:42
    Modification Date
    31/08/2011
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    Reference
    724397
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    0:10:42
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    Reference
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    Unknown
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    Duration
    0:10:42
    Modification Date
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    Reference
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    INV164443
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    INV270786
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    VP-405
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    Unknown
    Duration
    0:11:00
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    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    563496
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV294301
    Canonical Identifier
    A-61
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    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    35mm film
    Colour Type
    bw
    Has Image
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    Has Sound
    Y
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    positive
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
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    Sound
    sound
    Sound System
    variable area

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