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  • Short Summary

    The writer Percy Westerman is seen on his houseboat with his dogs and wife.

  • Description

    Dorset. Percy Westerman - the "famous Boy's Writer" is featured in this story.

    C/U of Mr Westerman smoking a pipe and reading a book in his houseboat. L/S of Mr Westerman in a small motor boat moving away from his houseboat. C/U of Westerman negotiating the river. Three of Westerman's four footed friends are Nan, Molly and Barbara. C/U of Westerman and his dogs. He sits on his houseboat with the dogs. C/U of Westerman sitting by the boat's steering wheel smoking a pipe. He wears a sailors hat. Life belt reads: "The Barge - Wareham."

    M/S of Westerman on his boat, seen from the shore. M/S of Westerman swabbing the decks. Westerman walks down off his boat and along the towpath. The dogs run along with him. Westerman strides across the fields. M/S of Westerman rowing a small boat on the river in front of his houseboat. C/U of him in the boat with his dogs. One of the dogs jumps out and swims in the river. Westerman collects trophies. From 17th Century armour to African curios. M/S of Westerman on the deck of his boat presenting some of his collection to the camera. High angle shot of Westerman and his wife (?) getting into the small motor boat with the dogs. They wave as the boat moves off.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 681.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    910.17
    Media URN:
    15365
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:37:00 / 01:40:30:00
    Canister:
    EP 171

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