This film is part of Free

Country Currents

The rural folk of Cheshire a promised a modern life of comfort via the magic of electrification.

1938 10 mins Silent


The arrival of electricity via overhead wire sparks big changes in the abiding lives of Cheshire countryfolk. With the flick of a switch, domestic tasks are transformed by electrified appliances, and dodgy wiring makes its debut with an outside socket. A dairy goes dynamic with automatic milking, while the farms and industries of Tarvin save labour with motor-driven machines.