Village Life

1/12/2016 19:45.

Britain, 5mins, Cert U

Programme Notes

Wonderful archive footage and music feature in this look at Herlock Buxton, a man who, in his whole life, had never been outside his Derbyshire village.

The second of three short films from the Media Archive for Central England being shown in connection with the BFI/Film Audience Network’s three year programme Britain on Film. For further information, see and


It’s being cheerful that keeps some people going

Had an interesting interview that deviated into a montage followed by a folk song. Why?

The sound man should be shot! Who was the interviewer?

A snapshot of rural life

Family photos



A:2, B:11, C:11, D:8, E:1 to give 54% from 79% of those present.