Star Item
This video has no sound
  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Looe, Cornwall

    Various shots, Reverend John Pellow of Stepney with his helpers and some Boy Scouts or Sea Scouts pushing a large wooden cross on a small barrow along the Cornish lanes. MS Cross and barrow are pushed past a signpost and up a hill in the direction of Torpoint. Various shots, they push the Cross through the towns and countryside of Cornwall, on their pilgrimage to Looe, picking up groups of local scouts as they go. Various shots, on Hesserford Hill they stop at the roadside for rest, refreshments and to treat blisters, etc.

    Various shots of the craftsman, Mr Donald Crapp of Looe, who made the large cross. He is in his workshop putting the finishing polish on it. High shot, looking out towards the sea and then slow pan to show Cornish town of Looe and the River Looe. (2 shots). Various shots, the open-air handing-over ceremony in Looe with Revd Pellow and Revd Eastwood officiating, and the Chairman of Looe Council, Mr Gerry Mancollas, and his wife, in front of the cross.

    Cataloguer's Note: Date on original record: 30/03/1965. This item has a slightly comic element, there is no context on record for this pilgrimage. It is not conclusive from the notes as to whether the pilgrimage went from Stepney to Looe or vice versa.

  • Tags

  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:27:00 / 01:57:26:00
    UN 4013 A
    Sort Number:
    UN 4013 A
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture Religion & Politics
    Cornwall Cornwall Cornwall
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. john berry says

    The cross was being delivered to the Coverdale & Ebenezer Congregational Church
    Care Ho/Bigland St
    E1 2ND

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment