• Short Summary

    SNUG AMID THE GENTLY-ROLLING HILLS OF BERWICKSHIRE, FLANKING THE BORDER OF ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND, STANDS THE HIRSEL - THE SCOTTISH SEAT OF BRITAIN'S PRIME MINISTER, SIR ALEC DOUGLAS-HOME.

  • Description

    SNUG AMID THE GENTLY-ROLLING HILLS OF BERWICKSHIRE, FLANKING THE BORDER OF ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND, STANDS THE HIRSEL - THE SCOTTISH SEAT OF BRITAIN'S PRIME MINISTER, SIR ALEC DOUGLAS-HOME.

    THE 15TH-CENTURY HOUSE, PART REGENCY AND PART QUEEN ANNE, HAS 70 SPACIOUS ROOMS.IT LOOKS OUT ON 3,000 ACRES OF NEAT FIELDS AND DRIVEWAYS.A WELL-STOCKED TROUT STREAM, A TRIBUTARY OF THE RIVER TWEED, RUNS THROUGH THE GROUNDS.SIR ALEC, A KEEN ANGLER, OFTEN FISHES THERE.

    NEARBY IS A LAKE THAT FORMS A BIRD SANCTUARY.SHEEP GRAZE ON THE WELL-GRASSED PROPERTY.THE NAME 'HIRSEL' IS A SCOTTISH TERM MEANING A GATHERING FOR SHEEP.

    ONE OF SIR ALEC'S THREE DAUGHTER, CAROLINE (NOW PLAIN MISS AND NO LONGER LADY CAROLINE SINCE HER FATHER SHED HIS PEERAGE) IS SEEN RIDING IN THE GROUNDS AND POSING BEFORE THE FAMILY CREST ("JAMAIS ARRIER"- NEVER LOOK BACK).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6K67OBL5M9M16GRVKJHISSLYM
    Media URN:
    VLVA6K67OBL5M9M16GRVKJHISSLYM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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