Film ID:
YFA 2130

FAMILY CHRISTMAS DAY AND MORRIS DANCING

1965

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Description

This film records a family Christmas Day as well as a country dancing festival in Grenoside, near Sheffield.

The film begins with the family gathered together in the sitting room where they are playing Monopoly together.

The next shot is of the exterior of the local church in Ecclesfield.

The film then returns to the sitting room, where we see the family in close-up while they are playing the board game. Everyone is dressed up and looking smart. Christmas decorations can be seen around the sitting room, and there are close ups of some of the decorations.

The following sequence is of Morris Dancers performing in a festival in Grenoside, Sheffield. There are many shots taken from the pavement of the dancers in action. There are six sets of dancers, including traditional Morris Men in costume and dancers with swords.