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Set in Boston, Lincolnshire, Country Town aims to introduce the viewer to a typical, thriving, market town. Narrated by the friendly local newspaper editor, it focuses on the themes of community and industry, gently and genially exploring the changes brought about by the Second World War.
A typical English town
'This historic Lincolnshire town, an inland port, has its up-to-date buildings as well as its ancient church and Guildhall. In the busy Market Square farmers buy and sell cattle. Local industries include fruit and vegetable canning. 'Country Town' is a centre of agriculture, industry and commerce.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1942-43)
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