Film ID:
YFA 2460

SEA VIEWS, HUNT & CHRISTMAS

1957

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Description

This film was made by an amateur filmmaker who was a farmer from Reighton, near Filey, North Yorkshire. The film includes views of the sea, possibly shot around Filey, the traditional Hunt that leaves from his farm, and a family Christmas.

The film opens with a shot of a country lane. There are two villagers who stand outside a building where they have a chat, and a man walks up the road. A car can be seen parked at the side of the road. This is followed by shots of the beach and sea as it roles in. The images are taken from high up a countryside hill, and cows can also be seen in the foreground. There are a few boats out at sea.

The action moves on to capture the start of a hunt, possibly at the filmmaker's farm. All those participating in the Hunt are dressed in traditional clothes and are surrounded by hounds. There are panning shots show the hustle and bustle that takes place before they ride off.

The final sequence chronicles Christmas at the farm and has close ups of the children unwrapping their presents. The family can also be seen at dinner, and the film closes with more scenes of the children having fun.