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  • Short Summary

    Lads from the Yorkshire pits race their ponies.

  • Description

    Item title reads: " Pit pony races. Hardy little animals, and the lads in charge of them from 20 Yorkshire pits, enjoy a day's sport in the sunshine."

    Thorpe Hill near Wakefield, Yorkshire

    View of ponies in a long line with handlers and a crowd in the background. C/U of two ponies with ornate belled headgear. Ponies and riders are led through a gate towards handlers. View downhill of race start, the tape goes up, and they're off! Action sequences of ponies and riders galloping round the track lined with spectators. One pony pulls up and moves towards spectators, another shot shows a rider falling off at the finish. Close up of pit boy in cap with his pony.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    692.29
    Media URN:
    33234
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:53:00 / 01:47:40:00
    Canister:
    G 1421

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