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This short film from just after the war is both a wonderful historical record and a reminder of the sheer hard work involved with bringing in the harvest. It also gives pause for reflection on how many jobs had been lost in the agricultural industries by the start of the 21st millenium and the impact that this will have had on the nature of village life at Warnford as elsewhere. Six employees of Warnford in 1936 (when it was completely uncultivated) had become seventy-two at the time this film was shot. By 1995 only nine people were directly employed.


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