• Short Summary

    Scenic village of Clovelly where villagers use donkeys and sledges to climb steep lanes.

  • Description

    Clovelly, Devon.

    Various views from sea of Clovelly, village nestling amongst cliffs. Top shot showing two houses and sea wall. C/U of sign: "All motor vehicles prohibited". M/S of steep stepped lane. General view of main street. A milkman carries milk cans on yoke, walks down street and stops at house. C/U of milkman putting cans at front door. C/U of yoke. C/U of milkman pouring milk. M/S of milkman picking up cans and walking off. Back view milkman continuing on his way.

    Top view dustman driving donkey drawn dustcart up roadway. M/S of dustman emptying pail of rubbish into bag. C/U of dustman going on his way, picking up more rubbish and putting in sack. C/U of donkey. Back view dustman and donkey climbing up steep gradient road.

    Various shots of 2 men pulling sledge loaded with boxes down street. M/S of men loading fish baskets on to donkey, they lead the donkey off. Back view donkey and men picking their way across beach. C/U of 2 children watching. Top shot donkey's feet climbing up road. M/S of 2 men and donkey walking through archway.

    General view of pram-sleigh hitched to donkey. M/S of woman coming from house towards. Woman puts baby into pram sleigh and straps it in. M/S of woman leading off donkey. Back view infant in pram-sleigh. General view of mother, donkey and child wending their way up the street. M/S of man rolling barrel of beer out of pub and placing it on donkey. General view pan Clovelly Bay with old fisherman smoking pipe in foreground.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    New pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:53:00 / 01:24:13:00
    NP 190

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