• Short Summary

    Hugh Newman, a butterfly collector, releases the Camberwell Beauty in Greenwich Park.

  • Description

    Kent and Greenwich Park.

    Story about the Camberwell Beauty butterfly , known also as the 'Mourning Cloak'. Hugh Newman, lepidopterist, imports the rare butterfly from Europe and America to his Butterfly Farm at Bexley in Kent, and releases them in the hope that they will breed in the UK. C/U Pan across display case of butterfly specimens. C/U Camberwells. M/S of Hugh and his wife working at their farm , painting the butterflies with a mixture of dye and spirit to mark them, using a paintbrush. M/S as Hugh puts a butterfly into a specimen box.

    M/S of a suburban street. Hugh goes to car, a grey Morris Oxford, and it pulls away. M/S car drives through gates at Greenwich and parks. Hugh gets out. He is seen opening the box and releasing the butterflies. C/U of butterfly on bush.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    53.13
    Media URN:
    1206
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:18:00 / 01:28:00:00
    Canister:
    CP 088

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