• Short Summary

    Len Hill has a collection of flamingos, macaws, penguins and parrots at his Cotswold home.

  • Description

    Bourton-on-the-Water, Oxfordshire.

    M/S town of Bourton-on-the-Water showing a small bridge. A woman crosses the bridge There are flamingos standing in water. C/U fish in a bucket. M/S of a group of penguins, followed by a shot of the keeper with the bucket of fish, surrounded by the hungry birds, one helps himself to a fish from the bucket. Len Hill is seen with his blue macaws, and throwing his grey African parrot up in the air, and playing with him by pushing him round and round on his back.

    Various birds are seen - a mynah bird, two new guinea crown pigeons, two leadbeater cockatoos, Len's daughter Rosemary with a scarlet macaw, school children sketching some pelicans. Len is seen persuading a macaw to go to bed by coaxing him inside, and shutting the door of a high barrel cage using a stick. There are doves on dovecote, hornbills, and a toucan holding a grape.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    277.07
    Media URN:
    3508
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1964
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:41:00 / 01:52:52:00
    Canister:
    CP 490

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