British civilian employed as farm worker in Staffordshire, GB, 1914-1918
REEL 1: Background in Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, GB, 1907-1914: family; story of father receiving white feather; memory of Zeppelin raid on Burton. Recollections of employment as farm worker in Staffordshire, GB, 1914-1918: various memories of farm worker and poacher Stanley Blore; various memories of friends and relatives; problem of horses being requisitioned from farms by army; use of horses on farm; description of working on father's farm at Bromley Hurst; milking; hay making; attitude to working on farm; workforce on farm; description of farm; milk production and distribution; discipline; mother's work on farm; story of horse bolting; use of horse-drawn transport; memory of visits to markets; effects of war on farm work; memory of wounded horses in Second World War.
REEL 2 Continues: story of German POWs working on farm; memories of returning soldiers; further comments on father being given white feather; rumours of spies; question of food shortages; attitude to working on farm; description of milking; question on working on farm while still at school; potato picking; attitude to leaving school; blackouts during war; question of exemption from military service for farm workers.
REEL 3 Continues: further memories of German POWs; memories of Capt Dawson; attitude to poaching; various memories of daily life during First World War.