• Short Summary

    A saloon car climbs the steep and winding track in the village of Portnant in Wales.

  • Description

    Titles read: "CLIMBING THE UNCLIMBABLE!"

    Portnant, Wales.

    L/S of the village of Portnant with dark mountains rising beyond. Women in overalls walk along a village street carrying children; children put a letter in the village post box. C/U of the post box shows the next collection is on Thursday. Several shots of the steep hills of a stone quarry rising up from the coastline. A man leads a horse pulling a sledge along a track; a woman walks along with a basket.

    Two men examine a wrecked car that once tried to get all the way up the track. Several shots of a new 1930's Ford (?) saloon car negotiating the steep narrow mountain road. This is claimed to be the first car to make it over the mountain and into the village of Portnant. Nice shots of car speeding along narrow twisting road and making it all the way to the top.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1163.08
    Media URN:
    40198
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/08/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:27:00 / 01:15:07:00
    Canister:
    PT 229

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