This film is part of Free


What does the future hold for Herefordshire's children? A farming inheritance is no longer a given and even the historically rock-solid village life is losing its permanence.

Documentary 1987 28 mins

From the collection of:

Logo for Media Archive for Central England


What will the future hold for 7-year-old Andrew Bayliss growing up in the village of Brilley in Herefordshire? Public transport is non-existent, the village school is under threat and a previously close-knit local community stretching back generations is being altered by newcomers in search of their rural retirement idyll. How can that 'ducks on the pond' image of rural life sought by the newcomers exist alongside modern industrial farming methods?