Abbey Gardener 1961

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    Westminster, London.

    L/Ss of exterior of Westminster Abbey. M/Ss of a woman in the gardens of the Abbey, putting some plants into a flower bed. Commentator tells us she is Marian Care "who is thought to be the only professional woman gardener of this status in the country". Nice L/S of the Abbey from the gardens; an unusual viewpoint.

    M/Ss of blossom, tulips and a fountain in the gardens; Marian wheels a weed-burning machine along the path; it scorches weeds between the paving stones. Commentator notes that it is "as easy to operate as pushing a pram - another pursuit at which the ladies excel".

    Marian is seen watering some daffodils with a watering can and trimming the lawn outside the Abbey; intercut with several shots of architectural features of the Abbey. Nice L/S of Big Ben. M/S of the statue of King George V outside Westminster Abbey.

    Note: there is no print for this issue. There is a small news cutting on file.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    2928
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    141.03
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:53:00 / 01:11:43:00
    Canister:
    CP 332
    Sort Number:
    CP 332
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