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  • Short Summary

    Cress harvest in Berkhamsted - scenic shots, men at work, child eating cress.

  • Description

    Shot in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

    "A harvest for green-food folk - grown out of the crystal springs." C/U of some bubbling water. M/S of two country gentlemen and a child looking at the water as it bubbles up. L/S of a river with fields of cress beside it. Scenic shot of the countryside. High angle shot of four men working in the field picking cress. Shot from another angle of the men gathering up the crop.

    "It's a damp enough job - but then look at the people who complain of having dry jobs!" Various shots of the men picking - they are standing in water as they work. M/S of a trolley being pushed along a track raised above the field. C/U of a child eating cress. I think it is watercress rather than mustard and cress type cress.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 688.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    912.15
    Media URN:
    15388
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:31:00 / 01:35:54:00
    Canister:
    EP 174

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