The Crown of the Year
Four war-time farming films showing the four seasons in 1941 and 1942. Winter on the Farm was made at Upton Manor Farm, Uploders, Dorset, and shows the hard work of winter which must go on in all weathers. In Spring on the Farm we move to Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire for the spring sowing and rolling. As spring ends the farm workers can see the first signs of the harvest to come. Summer on the Farm sees haymaking time in Lancashire and Cheshire. Local farms supply Manchester with vegetables, potatoes, fruit and milk. Finally, The Crown of the Year visits George Hodge's East Norfolk farm to harvest grain and root crops. After the Harvest Festival, the stubble fields are ploughed as farmers make plans for the New Year s crops.
As featured on BBC Radio 4's On Your Farm.
Directed by Ralph Keene. Produced by Edgar Anstey.
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 60 mins