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  • Description

    Titles read: "THE MAN WHO EATS GRASS!"

    Clapham, London.

    68-year-old retired solicitor Mr Branson (Branston) sits at a desk using a typewriter. We then see him jogging around a park (probably Clapham Common), leaping over a fence and riding his bicycle along a road (windows of houses in background have white air-raid precaution tape). He stops beside a bowling green to pick up some grass from a man with a lawn mower. Commentator says Mr Branson claims that grass gives all the essentials to efficient nutrition.

    Mr Branson washes and dries the grass at home, then mixes it with mangel-wurzel, currants, oats and sugar and eats the mixture - yeuch! Brief library shot of a horse walking along a country lane pulling a heavy load of hay - commentator says "That's what he'd call a real meal!"

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    15575
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1202.27
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:43:00 / 01:52:24:00
    Canister:
    PT 532
    Sort Number:
    PT 532
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour
    WorkSpaces
    BIB-HISTORY OF HEALTH
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Eliminating the current doubt over the man's name in the shots list, the gent featured here is J. R. B. Branson.

    In the late 1930s, Mr Branson published a pamphlet called "Grass for All".

    He died in 1952.

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