• Short Summary

    Blind farmer John Irwin is seen at work.

  • Description

    Titles read: "BLIND FARMER CARRIES ON".

    Northumberland.

    Various shots of 34-year-old farmer John Irwin who has been blind from birth. He herds some cattle across a farmyard, milks a cow and delivers milk on a small cart. He pours milk from a ladle into a jug held by a woman in the street. John leads two horses across the yard, then runs his hands over a bull (?) - commentator says he is often called upon to act as a judge. He turns the handle of the turnip cutting machine, then lights a cigarette and smiles.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1318.08
    Media URN:
    43640
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:35:00 / 01:17:50:00
    Canister:
    42/14 (Dublin)

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