'mell' Game 1949

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The 'Mell' Game. Hampstead, London.

Various shots of members playing the game of Mell, which is a cross between Billiards and Croquet playing with five foot cube and an eight pound ball, which must be propelled through a ring.

Data

Cataloguer:
Howard
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Sound
Media URN:
34289
Sort Number:
NP 260
Time in/Out:
01:51:52:00 / 01:52:36:00
Canister:
NP 260
Film ID:
1267.32
Issue Date:
05/09/1949

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  • The location here is "The Freemasons Arms" pub, on Downshire Hill, Hampstead Heath, London. It's still open in 2012.

    The game of mell featured here is also called pell mell. Apparently the pell mell court is still at the pub, (though possibly not in use), and is the last one in England.

    jamied 28th Jun 2012

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