• Short Summary

    The actress Ingrid Hafner introduces us to her hobby of brass rubbing in St Mary's church in Surrey.

  • Description

    Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey.

    L/S of picturesque St Mary's church in Stoke D'Abernon, it is set behind some trees and a river. L/S of the church from another angle shot from between tree branches, the river is in the foreground. M/S of the church wall with a tree growing in front of it. M/S of the vicar, Reverend John Waterson walking towards the church door, with him is actress Ingrid Hafner who is carrying a large rolled up sheet of paper, they enter the church. The narrator explains that brass rubbing is her hobby, and all that is needed is a sheet of paper and some cobbler's wax.

    Interior. L/S as Ingrid and the vicar walk up to the altar, he points to the brass carvings on the floor. Ingrid kneels down and puts the paper and her bag down. M/S as she takes out a brush and starts to brush the carving, she looks up and smiles at the vicar, M/S of the vicar talking and smiling. C/U of the carving on the floor as she brushes it and runs her fingers over it. M/S as she starts to roll the paper over the carving, and the vicar brings out four red prayer mats. Ingrid and the vicar put the mats at each corner of the paper to hold it in place. M/S of a mural of angels on the wall. L/S from a high angle as Ingrid takes her shoes off and puts them at the side. She then walks across the paper to feel the outline of the carving, she kneels down and starts to rub the paper over the carving with the wax. M/S as she rubs the brass and the image starts to appear, the narrator says it comes out in great detail like a photo negative. C/U of Ingrid's face as she rubs the brass, C/U of the image on the paper, it is the tomb of the second Sir John D'Abernon. M/S of an hourglass with the sand running through, it is stood on top of an open bible. L/S of Ingrid as she works, the lectern is on the left and the altar is in the background. C/U of Ingrid's face, she sighs and has a rest before starting again. C/U as she rubs the brass. L/S of the image, the camera pans down to show Ingrid working at the bottom. Various shots of her at work and the altar in the background.

    L/S as the vicar walks up, they move the mats and Ingrid holds up the finished brass rubbing. C/U as the camera pans up the paper, Ingrid looks pleased with the finished product.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:13:00 / 01:40:06:00
    CP 362

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