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  • Description

    Birds Eggs. Part of the WEIGHT AND SEA issue.

    Yorkshire.

    Various shots of elderly men walking along a cliff path. Commentator explains that "To speed up the wartime food drive" they are off to collect eggs from the cliffside nests of seabirds such as guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes and seagulls.

    56-year-old George Tundler (Chandler?) puts on a safety belt and battered policeman's helmet to protect against falling rocks, then is lowered on a rope down the side of the steep cliff to a nest and collects the eggs. M/S of the other old men sitting on the grass and hauling their friend up again. George puts the eggs into a basket.

    Cataloguer's note: music for this item sounds like something from a Hitchcock film!

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    49801
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1552.12
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:44:00 / 01:27:35:00
    Canister:
    NSP 339
    Sort Number:
    NSP 339
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    War & Revolution Religion & Politics Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    Bridlington
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. Ruth Moore says

    I'm very pleased to come across this footage. The man descending the cliffs here at Bempton is my grandfather. (His name is Henry Chandler, not George as stated). I unfortunately never met him, as he died a few years after this was taken. One of the other men in the film is my uncle Frank, one of Henry's sons.

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