Screen Archive South East is a public sector moving image archive serving the South East of England. The archive's collections of magic lantern slides, films, videos and associated materials capture the many varied aspects of life, work and creativity from the early days of screen history to the present day and serve as a rich and invaluable historical resource.
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Maidstone Tuesday Market, January 12th 1932
A roll-call of personalities working at Maidstone's livestock market feature in this charming film from a chilly January in 1932
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Using pithy inter-titles, this film presents a gallery of auctioneers working at Maidstone's livestock market. Judging by the titles, these characters seem to be local legends in their own right. With prices in shillings, we see the auctioneers hard at work while local farmers and buyers look on. The film ends with a peek inside an 'egg' business - where Haydn B Parker, the egg expert and owner, is seen at work carrying boxes while his female employees pack the eggs.