While antique films of folk dances might well have their historic interest this is not a document which has any value. Scottish, Welsh and Irish folklore is well documented, but unfortunatley that is not the case with English folklore.
There is an extremely rich heritage of folk songs, sea shanties, country dancing and other dances and customs which can and should be made available for people interested in the subject. This DVD does not provide any of that.
Be it medieval football, cheese rolling or whatever there is a tremendous variety of customs to document. This does not provide more than a couple. The BFI should be ashamed as they have even included a "spoof" folk custom which seems to be there only to fill up space.
The persons who drew up this DVD should be sent to South Georgia to compile their next document of local folklore as they only show as much interest as our national public broadcaster in portraying the richness and variety of English national and local culture.