• Short Summary

    Traditional game of Aunt Sally is played in an Oxfordshire beer garden.

  • Description

    The traditional game of Aunt Sally is played in the grounds of a pub in Oxfordshire. The pub is the Three Pigeons and the village is Drayton St Leonard.

    Sir Charles Kimber - an Oxbridge man who is the publican - has introduced the game to the locals.

    The game involves throwing short pieces of wood at a white skittle balanced on a metal stake. Narrator recounts the history of the game - allegedly to do with pretending the wooden doll is a hated mother in law. Good shots of the villagers playing the game. Scores are chalked onto a blackboard. Losers buy the beer. Ends with a shot of some of the players enjoying a nice pint in the beer garden.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    207.14
    Media URN:
    3156
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    15/02/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:59:00 / 01:31:27:00
    Canister:
    CP 426

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