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About this archive
Date 1971
Duration 00:56:40
Film type Colour / Silent
Production Amateur
Genre Home Movie
Company No Production Companies Specified

No Notes Specified

Title details

Summary A tour of the Worcestershire village of Ombersley.
Description [Reel 1] Exterior views of St Andrew's Church at Ombersley followed by views of the village taken from the church tower. This is followed by general views of the village showing timber framed buildings and establishing shots of the Cross Keys Inn, Post Office and the local garage. After a shot of a plaque for Ombersley Charity School and a view of the churchyard we see the grounds and an exterior of Ombersley Court. This is followed by views of the River Severn at Holt Fleet including the nearby weir. We then see shots of the local fire brigade damping down after a blaze in a coach. There is a brief shot of Clack's Farm at Boreley, followed by views of local gardens. Next we visit Yew Tree House where decorated interior walls are seen followed by an artist working in a studio. We then see arts and crafts on display at Omberlsey Galleries followed by views of an antiques shop. After an establishing shot of the King's Arms we see drinkers inside and views of the interior décor followed by goods on sale at the general store (Everton's). The reel ends with views inside the Venture In restaurant bar. [Reel 2]. We continue with more shots of local businesses including the village bakery (P.R. France) and Rushwinds horticultural nursery near Holt Fleet. This is followed by a view of the Butts and scenes showing the manufacture of sporting equipment by Severn Archery Products at Boreley. Their products are shown being used in woods by members of the Severn Valley Yeoman Foresters Archery Club. We then see crown green bowling at the Hadley ground and a village cricket match. This is followed by views of the village fete held on 19th June. We see running races for children and adults. After views of men clearing a felled tree we continue at the fete with shots of Morris dancers and various stalls and attractions. Next we see the exterior of St Mary's Church at Doverdale, and the vicar entering the church. Finally we see views of harvest produce on display at the Congregational Chapel in Long Headland. [Reel 3] Opening shots show children with milk and biscuits at Ombersley playgroup followed by the children dancing and taking part in lessons with musical instruments and paint. We then see children in the playground at Ombersley Endowed School. This is followed by views of the Ombersley Dramatic Society preparing for a production and putting on make-up followed by stage shots in the village Memorial Hall. Next we see a party for older residents (Sunshine Club) and a group of elderly people singing around a piano. The final section shows a Remembrance parade to St Andrew's Church and final views of the village from the top of the church.
Credits Made by Ombersley Dramatic Society
Tags Arts, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Religious Buildings

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