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Learn about the history behind our documentary film archive from the 1940s.
A study of the architecture, farming, and crafts found in and around Lavenham, Suffolk.
'The description of a typical lowland village, Lavenham in Suffolk, once a centre of the wool industry. The Guildhall stands in the market place, surrounded by the fifteenth-century houses. Lavenham is both mediaeval and up to date. It lies in the heart of fertile arable lowlands, and on farming its life depends.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1944-45)
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