Yesterday’s Country Village DVD




Take a walk down history’s rural byways into the heart of everyday village life as it was from 1900-1960.

The traditional spirit of the small country village – the charm of the buildings and the warmth of the welcome – is fondly remembered, but what was it really like to live in these communities?

What were their houses like, what facilities did they have, where did they work, how were they entertained and educated, what sports did they play and what clubs did they join?

What transport was available to them, and perhaps most important of all, what was it that makes us long for a similar quality of life now?

Here is a unique chance to recall those bygone days, as villages around Britain are visited through interviews, photographs, rare archive footage and stunning modern film.

Based on the popular book of the same title (Author – Henry Buckton), this is a treasury of scenes and faces from a rustic world that has now almost vanished.

It is a record of an age that was not always as idyllic as we now think, but one which was characterised by a sense of humour and community spirit.

Approx. 100 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – 1st Take.