Monday, 9 May 2011

Home town

If you've ever wondered where I live, here's a film about it. It's astonishing how little seems to have changed. That windmill still works; I see it daily from my study window. And that church - that's where we got married. People still come from 'outside' to help with the harvest and - now as then - many of them stay. This short film is achingly nostalgic, and I hope you enjoy it.

Country Town (1943) from British Council on Vimeo.

9 comments:

  1. I see the doctor has a housekeeper. I want one of those, please!

    Lovely video - the market doesn't look much different. Interesting he says now you see some 'strange faces': so similar today with the new crop of migrants.

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  2. Plus ca change, eh Trish. And if you get a housekeeper, I want a house! Bet the schoolmaster lived above the shop seventy years ago.

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  3. Lovely. Has made me come over all wistful for days gone by.

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  4. Sweet. They don't make 'em like that anymore

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  5. Me too, Steve, me too.

    And they certainly don't Jenny... although this one is remarkably well preserved.

    Thanks Antonio!

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  6. Fantastic to see how Boston looked almost 70 years ago. Shame I can't see my house though :-)

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  7. My granny used to live in Chapel Hill near Coningsby and we would go shopping on Saturdays to Boston. No, it hasn't changed much has it?

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  8. One of the new ones is it, John? Have you tried looking from the top of the Stump? I reckon you can see most of Boston from there.

    Wow, what a small world Katy! It's possible your granny could've been on that film.

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