• Short Summary

    Cattle, burning effigy and attendees of a tithe sale at Beechbrook farm in Ashford

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    ENGLAND: Kent: Ashford:
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    Tithe sale at Beechbrook farm in Ashford

    TITHE Ditto at Beechbrook Farm, Ashford.


    Customs

    Archbishop of Canterbury, William Cosmo Gordon Lang, foreclosure, bankruptcy, cattle, forced sale
    Background: Cattle, burning effigy and attendees of a tithe sale at Beechbrook farm in Ashford

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAC6S0ECCXTMXVGKV068G2AHXL
    Media URN:
    VLVAAC6S0ECCXTMXVGKV068G2AHXL
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1935
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (1)

  1. MikeAsh says

    An important representation of a forgotten part of rural life - Roderick Kenward is still commemorated in Kent as a leader of the farmers fighting against the unjust system of tithes (church taxes on farmers) which were still an issue in the 1950s. Fortunately the law was changed. The cattle shown in the clip are being sold to pay off the debts of the tenant farmer based on the Church of England being the titheholder. The people milling round are either buyers at auction or supporters of the farmer. Kenward organised a fighting fund to buy the stock and then donate it back to the farmer, saving many livelihoods.

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