A look at the Forsythe family farm, a 30 acre farm near Ballynure, Co. Antrim. Narrated by the father Will and includes his wife Joyce, sons Wilson and Samuel and daughter Muriel.
Forsythe family drinking tea in a field. Potato gathering, dog eating potatoes, pigs and piglets. Bakers van. Hand shearing sheep. Hand sowing machine. Milking machine. Milk cans. Tractors with various attachments. 'Neighbouring' - neighbours help with harvest. Ballyboley and District Tractor ploughing competition. Dancing at hall. Playing card games - whist. Ballynure village. Milk churns.Testing milk. Village shop. Buying butter etc. Hugh Craig and Son hardware store. School interior. Chickens. Eggs in packing station being checked and graded by machine. Agricultural show. Installation of mains electicity. Poles. Re-wiring house. Hay cutting with scythe. Weighing sheep for sale. Process of cutting, turning and drying hay. Market auction. Boy playing accordian. Neighbour's wedding. Hay harvest - arranged into sheaths(four sheaths is a stook). Making potato bread. Neighbours helping with threshing. Cooking potato bread and sponge cake. Family and workers sitting around table eating.
Ballynure, Co. Antrim
Writer and producer - Harry Govan; Photography - Robin Still; Location sound - Howard Smith; Film Editor - Valerie Best; Restoration - David Dillon; Links narrated by Roy Bradford; The story told by Will Forsythe who appeared with his family - Joyce, Wilson, Samual, Muriel.
film, black and white, sound