Britain on Film: Rural Life 

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Barton upon Humber Civic Society continue their 2018 programme of talks in the Joseph Wright Hall.

Britain on Film on Tour is a brand new series of archive film programmes curated by the Independent Cinema Office.  This special compilation of short films is an evocative exploration of the countryside of the UK, taking in our diverse and beautiful landscapes – down country lanes of the past, meandering through the dwindling customs of another era. Touching on all the technological, industrial and social changes that affected our countryside throughout the 20th century, these films evoke and encourage not only nostalgia, but also broader and more meaningful reflections on the nature of rural life and village communities in the UK today.

The film show begins at 7.30pm on Friday 16 February in the ground floor Community Room which is fully accessible by wheelchair.  There is a refreshment interval at about 8.15pm, and the evening generally concludes around 9.15pm.

Park in the School Museum car park or there’s a public car park on Chapel Lane – one minute’s walk.  Street parking is also available.

Subsequent talks are:

16 March
Barton Trinity Methodist Church
Cancelled.  A substitute talk will be arranged to take place at the Joseph Wright Hall.

20 April
A Tour Through Beverley (talk)
with Paul Schofield

18 May
History Walk through Baysgarth Park
with Richard Clarke

15 June
Garden Wildlife Close to Hand
with Adrian White

15 August
Summer trip to Epworth

14 September
Barton Town Band
with Jonathon Evison

19 October
Lincolnshire Cases in the Elizabethan Court of Star Chamber
with Helen Good

16 November
Anglo-Saxon ‘Productive Site’ at Melton Ross
with Kevin Leahy

Full details of the programme are available at

Posted on: 30th January 2018