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Around the Village Green

Around the Village Green

Rural life in the Essex villages of Finchingfield and Great Bardfield - and the mixed reactions of older residents to changing times.

Travelogue 1937 12 mins

Overview

The Essex villages of Finchingfield and Great Bardfield represent the idyllic English village of popular cliché in this film, aimed chiefly at the overseas tourist market of the 1930s. The charm is backed up by an informative commentary laden with intriguing detail and enhanced by Benjamin Britten’s music, which evokes the joys of maypole dancing.