• Short Summary

    Cotswold residents protest against iron ore scheme which threatens to destroy countryside.

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    Cotswold, Oxfordshire.

    LV. Countryside cottages in the Cotswolds. Rainbow can be seen over the cottages. GV. Banbury countryside. GV. Nice looking village. SV. Signpost "South Newington 1 1/2". GV. Open countryside across the Cotswolds, with cattle grazing. Nearer shot, cattle grazing. LV. Village with large sign in foreground "This Countryside is in Danger". CU. The sign.

    SV. Two men in bowler hats arriving carrying official documents into Banbury Town Hall. SV. Pan, another man arriving carrying rolled up maps. SV. Man arriving carrying documents and papers. SV. Pan, two old ladies entering the Town Hall. CU. Pan, elderly woman entering the Town Hall. GV. Interior, pan of the complete set up in the Town Hall with the planning authorities and members of the public. SV. Two officials of the planning authority sitting at table. GV. Assembly meeting about to start. SV. Officials at table with documents. SV. Local people. GV. Assembly listening to the meeting in progress.

    GV. Pretty open countryside. SV. Countryside, showing sign "This Countryside is in Danger", pan to field and cattle grazing. LV. Thatched cottages. CU. Sign "Ironstone quarrying may ruin this scene". LV. Railway trucks loaded with iron ore. CU. Sign on truck "Iron Ore". LV. Pan, trucks loaded with iron ore. CU. Zoom in to iron ore in truck. GV. Pan, showing farm after removal of iron ore from surrounding land. The land is about ten feet below normal level. LV. Showing where the iron ore has been dug out. SV. Farmland where iron ore has been dug out. CU. Sign "We Don't Want This - Do You?" GV. Water tower on small hill after removal of iron ore around it. The difference in level is about ten to fifteen feet. Nearer shot, water tower. CU. Water tower, showing the bank. LV. Thatched cottage. SV. Country village with stocks in foreground. GV. Thatched cottages in village.


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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:26:00 / 01:19:19:00

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