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  • Short Summary

    The craft of rush weaving is featured - good C/Us of basket making.

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    "The Cottage was a thatched one"... the work as ancient as the sands of time...rush weaving..." L/S of a group of elderly women working outside an old building. C/U of a bundle of rushes. "...and plaiting..."

    C/U of hands plaiting the rush as it hangs down from the side of the building. "...and coiling..." C/U of a basket being made. "...and trimming..." C/U of the finished basket - complete with lid - being trimmed. "...provide ideal home work for the womenfolk of old St Leonards...rush work without a "rush".

    C/U of variety of baskets and rugs made by the crafts women. C/U of one of the baskets. Various baskets are shown to the camera. L/S of the women packing their wares into a buggy pulled by a horse.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 650.

    Note: not specified if this is St Leonards in Buckinghamshire, Dorset or East Sussex.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:33:00 / 01:34:21:00
    EP 273

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