In researching the online Imperial War Museum Collections – have managed to find two short films around blackberrying titled Every Little Helps (from 4:20 into the film) and Blackberrying in Brentford. Produced in 1918 – these very rare silent films narrate the scenes of picking, collection, weighing, celebration and transportation of the soft fruit.
Bringing together young and old to enjoy the last days of summer.
In watching there is a tangible sense of hope in this simple act.
The next generation concentrating on collecting for those fighting for their future.
Have already started to receive Blackberry Recipes – thank you to those who have sent some.