• Short Summary

    Footage of people riding old fashioned bicycles around the village of Beechwood Green.

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    M/Ss and L/S of five men riding log bicycle down country lane, M/Ss of the men getting off and pushing the cycle up hill. M/Ss of the men cycling down hill on the multicycle. L/S of the quaint little village of Beechwood Green near Luton. Various people can be seen riding a variety of old bikes. M/S of old boneshaker tricycle. A man rides at the front whilst a woman sits between the back wheel turning the handles with her arms (looks like hard work !). The couple drop off small boy at school before cycling off again.

    M/S of young lady standing at bus stop. She raise her arm and flags down old bike made in 1895, she sits on a seat at the front and cycles away. M/Ss of man riding old boneshaker with basket attached tot he front made in 1865. Several more good shots of people riding old fashioned bicycles through the village including the collector of the bikes Walter Angell on A Penny Farthing.

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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:28:00 / 01:25:47:00
    NP 256

Comments (5)

  1. Unknown user says

    A visitor to the website has written in with a correction: This was filmed in Breachwood Green in Hertfordshire and not Beechwood Green in Bedfordshire.

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  2. Unknown user says

    Has anyone been able to confirm this?

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  3. Unknown user says

    Definitely breachwood green just outside luton, because thats my great grandad! I never knew this film existed

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  4. Rochford says

    Hi. I submitted a correction to this in March 2012 but it seems that there still has been no change! This IS Breachwood Green, in Hertfordshire and yes it is two miles from Luton but not in Bedfordshire. I should know, I live here and have done a pictorial history of the village that can be seen here www.breachwoodgreen.co.uk. Would be nice to see it changed to its correct location. If you look at my site and check out the old exterior pictures of the Red Lion pub in Chapel Road, you will see the same building in this film.

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  5. Rochford says

    Oh and I forgot. If you look at my site you will see that under the section The Heath, you will see the picture of Robarts shop that also features in the film with the petrol pumps in the garage next door.

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