Blossom Time Aka Saving The Fruit Or Kew… 1963

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    Kew, London, East Peckham, Kent and Chelmsford, Essex.

    Various shots of blossom covered branches at Kew Gardens.

    A farmer drives through his orchard.

    A green Austin is shown driving around the 'A. A. Orchards Tour' in Kent. Various shots of orchards, villages and oast houses, seen from the car.

    A tractor drives through the orchard. A man examines the branches of blossom - he is studying ways to prevent fruit blossom being damaged by Spring frosts. Various shots of a pump transferring water from a brook, through pipes, to spray the blossom. Keeping the flowers at the temperature of melting ice protects them from frost. Various shots of oil heaters being filled - another frost fighting method. Shots of thermometer connected to a transmitter that warns the farmer if the temperature dips too low. L/S of sun set over the orchard. M/S of the farmer reading - he is interrupted by a frost warning bell. Various night shots of the farmer lighting the oil heaters.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    3278
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    239.05
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:03:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:43:00 / 01:41:25:00
    Canister:
    CP 445
    Sort Number:
    CP 445
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