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  • Description

    Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire.

    Young volunteers set about restoring a disused canal.

    L/S of an overgrown canal. Various shots of volunteers at work - building bonfires of old branches, chopping down weeds. A small crane is used to lift big bits of debris from the canal. M/S of two women stone bricks. Various shots of volunteers from the Royal Engineers and the R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) laying cement.

    A girl is seen dolling out sandwiches - the volunteers only payment for their hard work. M/S of a girl eating a sandwich, looking over a bridge over the canal.

    The volunteers are seen lowering a new lock gate into the canal. C/U of the man operating the crane lowering the gate.

    A pulley contraption is used to lift buckets of bilge from the bottom of the canal. High angle shot of men on the canal bed filling buckets of bilge. C/U of a boy painting a post. C/U of a bilge bucket on the pulley.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    3029
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    191.08
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:06:00 / 01:44:47:00
    Canister:
    CP 401
    Sort Number:
    CP 401
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure War & Revolution
    WorkSpaces
    strtaford on avon canals Coventry & Warwickshire Community Participation David Hutchings OXFORD MASTERS Canals Canals Weeds in Colour
  • Stills

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

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