FARM IS RECLAIMED, a

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Children from the local area help with lifting tatties in the field, with the help of a potato picking machine and hard manual work collecting them in baskets. (clip)

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A Scottish farmer looks over buildings and fields of ‘The Mains’, a disused farm that he intends to take on after the war in 1945. (clip)

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Subjects:

  • Agriculture
  • Construction and engineering
  • Food and drink
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Royalty
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • Campbell Harper Productions
  • COOPER, Henry
  • HARPER, Alan James

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: FARM IS RECLAIMED, a

Reference number: 0490

Date: 1945

Director: d. Alan Harper

Sponsor: MOI for the Dept. of Agriculture

Production company: Campbell Harper Films Ltd.

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.24 mins

Description: How, with government help and his own good farming sense, a Scottish farmer puts a derelict farm into good heart in one year.

Credits: ph. Henry Cooper
w. Norman Wilson
comm. w. George Scott-Moncrieff
comm. s. James McKechnie as the "farmer"
Duncan Carse as the narrator.
Farmer played by John Kidd

Shotlist: REEL I
Credits (.40) Shots of disused farm. A farmer intending to take over the running of the farm has a look around with officials of the Agriculture Executive Committee. They discuss renovation of the farm (3.33) Cleaning the ditches. Putting up new fencing. Laying drains and shifting some boulders (6.14) Ploughing, harrowing, drilling and fertilising. Liming, rolling and sowing hill field for pasture (8.59)

REEL II
No credits. Liming and sowing for cereals. Sheep and cattle (1.37) Fully grown crop of rye. Harvesting and making haystacks. Children helping to lift potatoes. Lifting turnips by hand (3.54) Members of the Agriculture Executive Committee pay another visit to the farm. Loading grain onto a truck. The architect's plans for new buildings (5.22) ecs (5.30)