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The Ranch
This clip comes from the Thanet Photographic Society and is one of the few colour films taken by Enid Briggs. It shows the Ranch and some of Miss Briggs' young horse carers, including Ken Taylor who features in Wilma de Jong's film 'Back At The Ranch'. Parts of the film have been voiced over by those who remember Miss Briggs.
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Enid Briggs' Films

Archive Date: 1929 - 1939

All the archive in Wilma de Jong's film 'Back On The Ranch' was shot by Enid Briggs or her sister.

Enid Briggs (1898-1973) is rare early example of a woman amateur film-maker in the 1920s and 30s. She actively recorded events in the region offering portraits of life in Broadstairs and around Kent. 

As well as being a keen filmmaker, Miss Briggs was a passionate horse woman who set up, in 1934, a home for old and retired horses in Broadstairs, called The Ranch.  The Ranch was open for local children to become a 'qualified' horse carer and Miss Briggs trained them herself.

Most of the archive clips here are taken from longer films which cover all aspects of Enids social life in 1930's Broadstairs.

The clip on the site which has been given the title 'Miss Bullock's Fitness Class' is taken from 'Town and Family Scenes at Broadstairs' ID No. 1019. For more information about Miss Briggs films contact Screen Archive South East or visit their website.

Read an interview with Wilma De Jong about this archive


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The Ranch, Broadstairs, Kent.
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Broadstairs Beach and Town

Miss Bullock's Fitness Class

Gathering Clover

Off For A Ride

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