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.
This film is part of Free
Brockham Green Festival
The 15th century returns to Brockham Green as the village comes over all medieval and Chaucerian.
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Brockham Green turned the clocks back to the days of Chaucer for a medieval fair. Starting with bucolic scenes of the village and its inhabitants the film shows them dressed in medieval costumes playing a variety of characters and scenarios. A King makes a speech, blacksmiths are hard at work, knights battle it out with swords and the hogs roast on the spit. But we also see caber tossing, pipe bands, 18th century dandies, bowls, maypole dancing and a men's Donkey Derby.