HomeBasketProduct SearchFAQs & Contact

DVDs & videos from Poppyland Productions

There are currently twelve great DVDs with several in production.

These are produced under the name 'Poppyland Productions' - but it's still us at Poppyland Publishing. They'll be found in shops local to the title - or you can order directly by clicking on the 'shopping basket' icon. Prices include VAT.

Crabs and Shannocks - The Longshore Fishermen of North Norfolk (DVD)

The DVD Crabs and Shannocks tells the story of the mariners of North Norfolk from Saxon times to the present day, with much of the story told by today's fishermen. We've been able to bring together historic photos, archive recordings on film and tape, historic documents and specially created animations to help recount this aspect of life on the Norfolk coast. The daily hunt for crabs and lobsters remains at the heart of the community; the boats are at sea at first light and returning to the beaches with their catch as the rest of the town stirs into life.

The Crabs and Shannocks DVD runs for 67 minutes and you can click to view a trailer of the DVD.

DVD   Poppyland Productions          £12.95     Add this item to your basket

Overstrand - Tide and Time (DVD)

A new DVD Overstrand - Tide and Time has been produced to follow on from the success of the DVD Overstrand - Our Village. Made by Poppyland Productions at the request of the village's parish council, it has rather less on the history of the village and rather more on special events and annual events, though still recounting some stories from earlier times. if you live in the village, you'll already have received information about it and have probably already purchased your copy; for those further afield we're happy to supply through this web site.
DVD   Poppyland Productions          £12.95     Add this item to your basket

Cromer in the Second World War (DVD)

Cromer in the Second World War is a DVD that brings together many memories of those wartime years and illustrates them through photographs and film taken at that time. It features modern footage taken to show the sites today and mixes them with the recollections of those who were resident in the town and some who made a temporary visit.

One of the latter is Flight Sergeant Jim Flint who when piloting his damaged aircraft back across the North Sea realised he could not climb over the cliffs at Cromer and ditched into the sea. Another is renowned American radio journalist Norman Corwin, who came to investigate the effect of enemy bombing on a small town community.

The full DVD runs for 70 minutes and you can click to view a trailer of the DVD. To order your copy online, click for the 'DVDs and Videos' section.

DVD   Poppyland Productions          £12.95     Add this item to your basket

Sedgeford - Five Thousand Years (DVD)

From 1996 a team of volunteer archaeologists has spent six weeks of the summer working in the parish of Sedgeford in west Norfolk. The DVD Sedgeford - Five Thousand Years tells the story of both the excavation of the sites in the village and of the history of the village that the archaeologists have uncovered.

The Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project, generally abbreviated to SHARP, has a national and international reputation. It is a first class opportunity for an introduction to archaeolgy for all ages and abilities, from sixth form students for those in later life who wish to undertake their first 'dig'.
For a preview of the one hour video click Sedgeford - Five Thousand Years.

DVD   Poppyland Productions          £12.95     Add this item to your basket

The Sheringham Lifeboats (DVD)

The DVD is an hour long story of The Sheringham Lifeboats from the first rowing boat, the Augusta, launched in 1838, through to the modern high-speed lifeboat the Oddfellows. With interviews and historic pictures, remarkable film from 1930 onwards and modern video, it is the story of a town and its determination to provide an effective lifesaving service for those in peril on the sea.

The DVD has been made in response to those many people who have asked for copies of the video presentation that can be seen in the operational lifeboat house and to explain how the remarkable collection of boats and other artefacts that can now be seen in the Mo museum at Sheringham. We have been able to include much more material than can be shown in those presentations; the DVD runs for 60 minutes and you can click to view a trailer of the DVD.

DVD   Poppyland Productions          £12.95     Add this item to your basket

Overstrand - Our Village (DVD)

In this DVD the village of Overstrand on the north east Norfolk coast tells its own story through the words of residents, a reconstruction of the village in 1838, expert comment and visits to some of the locations and buildings of the village. A traditional fishing and agricultural village until the end of the 19th century, the coming of the railway and many of the contemprary glitterati of London would bring about many changes. Former Anglia Television presenter and local resident Eddie Anderson links the story together.
DVD             £12.95     Add this item to your basket

Wymondham - Born and Bred (DVD)

History and nostalgia, there's an hour and twenty minutes of reminiscences of Wymondham and district on this DVD. Eleven local residents who grew up in the town recall the years of the Second World War, farming and half a century of changes, schooldays, horse, churches, chapels and trade in town - and lots more.

Wymondham - Born and Bred is the personal recollections of a number of townsfolk. The DVD, divided into 10 chapters, is a selection from nearly 15 hours of recordings. Whether you've lived all yor life in Wymondham, grew up there and have 'emigrated' or have a more general interest in East Anglia's history, we hope you'll enjoy this DVD. For a preview of the DVD, click Wymondham Born and Bred.

DVD   Poppyland Productions with John Nickalls Publications          £12.95     Add this item to your basket

East Anglia - The Wild Side: Coast and Estuary (DVD)

Coast and Estuary is the third in the East Anglia - The Wild Side series, with international wild-life cameraman Mike Linley taking us around the coastline and up the estuaries of the region. With our cliffs and mudflats, open beaches and lines of dunes, these specialist environments are home to many creatures.

See the cliffs of north Norfolk from the sea, watch a toad and a grass snake confront each other in the dunes at Winterton, see a mass take-off from the Wash, wander up the Suffolk and Essex estuaries with this enchanting disc. For an introduction in words and pictures to the series, click Mike Linley.

DVD   Poppyland Productions with Hairy Frog Productions          £7.95     Add this item to your basket

East Anglia - The Wild Side: River and Broad (DVD)

River and Broad is the second in the East Anglia - The Wild Side series, with international wild-life cameraman Mike Linley taking us to the waterways of East Anglia. With our many rivers and the unique Norfolk and Suffolk Broads, the largest such area in Europe, there are many animals and birds to see and enjoy.

A wonderful close-up opportunity to see grass snakes biting their way out of their eggs; the elusive bittern as it seeks to camouflage itself amongst the reeds - and a spectacular variety of other birds and animals of the waterways, broads and ponds. A click on Mike Linley and he'll introduce you to all three discs in the series.

DVD   Poppyland Productions with Hairy Frog Productions          £7.95     Add this item to your basket

East Anglia - The Wild Side: Field and Woodland (DVD)

International wildlife film-maker Mike Linley presents three wonderful DVDs about the region and its natural history. Field and Woodland takes us to the reserves and the open spaces of the counties of the region to meet an amazing wealth of bird and animal life.

Travel through the highways and byways of the region, the beaches and the waterways, and enjoy the wildlife in the company of a master film-maker. A click on Mike Linley will let you hear him tell you something about all three discs in the series.

DVD   Poppyland Productions with Hairy Frog Productions          £7.95     Add this item to your basket

Exploring the Norfolk Village (DVD)

Christopher Barringer contributed Exploring the Norfolk Village to the Norfolk Origins series of books, and now personally introduces the villages in the book on this DVD. Whether you're looking for an introduction to the book or want to explore the villages further through specially recorded video or aerial photography, the DVD is an ideal companion. He also visits the Norfolk Record Office to introduce the viewer to using the centre and illustrate some of the source material used in his researches.

Exploring the Norfolk Village takes 14 villages across the county, representing different types of settlement and different regions of Norfolk, to introduce approaches to the local study of our settlements. To see the villages specifically featured, go to Activity 4 of the Support and Resources section (see button on left) which goes with the Exploring the Norfolk Village book. Click for author and presenter Christopher Barringer to introduce you to the DVD.

DVD   Poppyland Productions          £12.95     Add this item to your basket

Poppyland (DVD)

Poppyland is the story of theatre critic and travel writer Clement Scott arriving in north Norfolk in August, 1883, giving the area the name Poppyland and popularising it through his travel column in the Daily Telegraph. It is through his popularisation of the area that north Norfolk is as we know it today.

Actress Bryonie Pritchard, who has herself sung Scott's "Garden of Sleep" on stage, narrates the story, and Michael Strobel provides Scott's voice to bring his poems and prose to life. With music from Alistair Murphy, developed from Isidore de Lara's original Victorian theme, and film from Cromer, Overstrand, London and even Niagara Falls, the life of Clement Scott and 'Maid of the Mill' Louie Jermy can be enjoyed on screen.

The DVD menu proivdes the chance to hear Isidore de Laura's 'Garden of Sleep' song in its entirety.

DVD   Poppyland Productions          £12.95     Add this item to your basket

The Cromer Lifeboats (DVD)

The Cromer Lifeboats tells the story of this famous lifeboat station, its crews and its supporters over the two centuries since it was founded in 1804. Henry' Shrimp' Davies recalls dramatic rescues in which he was involved. Still photographs from early years are complemented by footage of the 'Ruby and Arthur Reed II' lifeboat and the inshore lifeboat.

Recollections of Convoy 559 and the English Trader, including survivor Bill Redman, are part of the story from the war years. The three gold medals and the four silver medals won by lifeboat legend Henry Blogg in fifty years of service are recalled through animation and recollection.

As bonus tracks the DVD contains the video sequences made for the audio-visual presentation viewed by visitors to the Cromer lifeboat house and the current edition of the DVD includes a further video of the current Tamar class lifeboat Lester. Click to see a preview of the main documentary

DVD   Poppyland Productions          £12.95     Add this item to your basket

Great Yarmouth - History, Herrings, Holidays (DVD)

Great Yarmouth - History, Herrings, Holidays on DVD or video Great Yarmouth is a harbour and town with a fascinating history. In medieval times it was the great base for trade across the North Sea to Europe - and was the largest herring fishing port in the world. Its tourist industry flourished from the early 19th century.

This video tells Yarmouth's story from Roman times through to the present day - with historic film, animated graphics and the comments of experts on the town's history. An added bonus is the singing of Sam Larner, a Yarmouth fisherman from 1892. Bryonie Pritchard provides the commentary and Robbie Nash the musical accompaniment.

The DVD carries a bonus section with a set of aerial pictures of Great Yarmouth, taken during filming for the production. Click to see a trailer for the DVD.

DVD   Poppyland Productions          £12.95     Add this item to your basket


Crabs and Shannocks - The Longshore Fishermen of North Norfolk (DVD)
Overstrand - Tide and Time (DVD)
Cromer in the Second World War (DVD)
Sedgeford - Five Thousand Years (DVD)
The Sheringham Lifeboats (DVD)
Overstrand - Our Village (DVD)
Wymondham - Born and Bred (DVD)
East Anglia - The Wild Side: Coast and Estuary (DVD)
East Anglia - The Wild Side: River and Broad (DVD)
East Anglia - The Wild Side: Field and Woodland (DVD)
Exploring the Norfolk Village (DVD)
Poppyland (DVD)
The Cromer Lifeboats (DVD)
Great Yarmouth - History, Herrings, Holidays (DVD)
Copyright © 2006-2017 Poppyland Publishing, all rights reserved            Terms & Conditions            Privacy and Cookies            site by davidviner.com