Breckland Trip

c. 1947 , Norfolk (County)

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Record of a student research trip to nature locations including Newmarket, Breckland, Grimes Graves, Lynford Hall and Wicken Fen.

Record of a research visit by students of Linton Village College, Cambridgeshire to natural history locations in Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. A woman gets into a bus followed by an interior shot of people sitting in the bus. Cars driving along the motorway. Close up of a sign for Newmarket followed by Newmarket town centre. A man gets out of a car on the side of the road. Shot of people getting out of a bus. The group walks onto a field in Breckland. Camera pans across the field. Sign reading, ‘AIR MINISTRY PROPERTY, NO ADMITTANCE.’ Camera pans across the planes parked on the airfield. Shot of people gathered outside the bus at Grimes Graves before walking across the airfield. Close up of a man digging a hole in the ground with a spade. Close up of people digging the underground root of the sea-sedge. Shot of the Grimes Graves public sign. Camera pans over a group of people sitting in a field. A dog walks along the path and people stroke it. Camera pans over Grimes Graves. Shot of Lynford Hall in Thetford. A group of people stand outside talking. Shot of a group of people gathered around a seedling farm. Shot of a group people standing in a forest looking at cleft chestnut posts. People stand by a lake. A man and a woman look at a tit box to encourage tits which destroy pests that attack the growing points of young conifers. People gather in a group outside and clap. Close up of a sign for Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire. Camera pans over the landscape of Wicken Fen. Close up of an information post about Wicken Fen. People walk along the fens. A group of women walk towards the camera. People walk in a line across the field.

Featured Buildings

Lynford Hall, Thetford

Keywords

Airfield; Aeroplanes; Bus; Coach; Forest; Fens; Field; Grimes Graves; Lake; Lynford Hall; Sea-Sedge; Wicken Fen;

Intertitles

LVC Breckland Trip Record of a days excursion made by students of the Village College, Linton, Cambridgeshire to Grimes Graves, Breckland and the Forestry School at Lynford Hall, Norfolk. Led by Dr Montagu Clifford Staff Tutor, University of Cambridge Board of Extra-mural Studies. The Road To Newmarket... Breckland..now becoming afforested both naturally and by planting. LAKENHEATH...the Airfield...a Soil Section. Sand Dunes- freshly blown the previous winter. Tracing the underground root of the sea-sedge, which germinates in damp hollows, spreads upwards and binds the dune. Grimes Graves..not graves but stone age flint mines- now excavated and covered. Lynford Hall The Seedling Farm In The Forest- cleft chestnut posts Experimental work on tree pests. A TIT BOX Tits destroy the pests that attack the growing points of the young conifers.

Other Places

Newmarket, Suffolk; Breckland; Grimes Graves; Thetford, Norfolk; Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire

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Breckland Trip

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