About the film archive
Learn about the history behind our documentary film archive from the 1940s.
A rendition of the traditional English folksong 'Widdicombe Fair', accompanied by animated drawings.
'Two* song films in cartoon form. These films have been made as an experiment, in response to requests for films of a lighter nature.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946-47)
*Refers also to a companion piece, Lincolnshire Poacher.
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