Speech On Foot And Mouth Disease 1952

Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • View as stills
  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Sir Thomas Dugdale speaks on Foot and Mouth disease. London Colney, Hertfordshire.

    CU head of Friesian grazing. LS herd of Friesians grazing in field. LS Sir Thomas Dugdale, Minister of Agriculture, with party walking along country lane, stops and speaks:

    "Many of you will be in the country during the coming weeks will you please take extra care to keep to the footpaths, avoid livestock and above all keep away, stay away from land if a notice is put up asking you to keep away because of foot and mouth disease. I have a special message for farmers we cannot stamp out the disease unless you report any symptoms of it at once. Nearly all farmers have co-operated magnificently but there have been one of two cases where unfortunately owing to late reports serious developments have taken place. Please do watch your stock carefully during these coming weeks and tell the police at once if you notice any suspicious symptoms either signs of lameness or of sore mouths. You can help us all greatly if you take this advice".

    MS Mr Legerton, farmer, with Dugdale, he comments on posters "these posters have been most useful, the public have co-operated with us very well and have kept away from the cattle, but I do think sir that we ought to impress on them that the danger is not yet over and will they please take notice and keep away from cattle as much as they possibly can".

    Dugdale says "How absolutely right you are I couldn't agree more with everything you have said".

    CU poster 'This footpath is closed - Foot and Mouth disease'.

  • Tags

  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:59:00 / 01:06:09:00
    UN 2446 C
    Sort Number:
    UN 2446 C
  • Appears in...

    Religion & Politics Trade & Industry Science & Technology
    Chemical Warfare British countryside shipp memories
  • Stills

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
24 January 2015 marks 50 years since the death of British Prime Minister and international statesman, Sir Winston Churchill. British Pathé’s cameras followed Churchill throughout his career.
If you are a media professional and have seen some footage or stills you wish to include in your production, please contact us.
2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.

Related Videos

Indian Troops In Africa

Indian Troops In Africa

Indian troops in Africa prepare for battle whilst their Commander in Chief praises them.

New Standard For 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards

New Standard For 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards

A new standard ceremony and the last time the Dragoon Guards are seen on horses.

Erin Mourns

Erin Mourns

Funeral parade of Kevin O'Higgins.

Hull Fair

Hull Fair

Hull's annual fair gets underway with large crowds enjoying the fun. Humberside.

The Old 38th Regiment On Foot Aka The Old 38th Regiment Of Foot

The Old 38th Regiment On Foot Aka The Old 38th Regiment Of Foot

The 1st Battalion of the South Staffords returns home to Walsall after 19 years service overseas, and is welcomed with civic reception. West Midlands.

First Aerial Meet

First Aerial Meet

First Aerial hunt meeting in Northampton, Northamptonshire.

Women's Volunteer Corps At Action

Women's Volunteer Corps At Action

Women's recruiting drive in Acton.

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year. These images from Auschwitz and Belsen help to remember the horrors of the Holocaust.
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
As Britain commemorates the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's death, here are Pathé's iconic images of the wartime leader.
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
The great politician and orator Winston Churchill left behind a sea of humourous quips and discerning quotes. We remember some of his finest epigrams and witty ripostes.
10 telling images selected from British Pathé's extensive WWI footage. 'The war to end all wars' was a war without parallel: over 70 million military personnel were involved and over 17 million people died.
There are some people who saw their mortality as really rather funny. Here are 12 of the best epitaphs.
Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!
She may never have given a press interview but she is still one of the most famous women in the world. Here are 13 surprising facts you may not know about Queen Elizabeth II.