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    Kensington, London.

    Two girls are seen riding horses through a London street. They leave the main road and get into, what appears to be, a small residential estate. Nice shot of a washing hanging over their heads - nowadays Kensington is somehow different. A woman is seen hanging her washing. High angle L/S of the mews - two floors of flats, wooden fence, a web of ropes with washing hanged, and, horses on the first floor!

    "In the days of horse drawn carriages, the mews actually housed thirty horses - with the carriages on the ground floor, horses on the first and the coachmen above them. Today there are only twelve belonging to a riding club..."

    One of the girls is grooming a horse while an elderly man is watching her from above. Several shots showing the horses and the girls taking care of them in the unusual surrounding. One would think - not a great place for the stable. However, voiceover claims that "neighbours are friends in the truest sense."

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Time in/Out:
    01:42:13:00 / 01:43:06:00
    CP 364
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    CP 364
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