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Chipping Campden

A pastoral portrait of the Cotswolds town in the mid-1930s - a bucolic bubble amid the Great Depression.

Travelogue 1935 10 mins Silent


Look up the words idyllic or pastoral in the dictionary and this film should be there as a definition. The Cotswolds wool trade built some great fortunes and splendid villages, with few as charming as Chipping Campden. The biggest contrast with today is the lack of tourists, but with the country racked by the Great Depression this bucolic bubble was ripe to pop.