• Short Summary

    All the processes involved in making cricket bats are shown.

  • Description

    Bungay, Suffolk.

    Various shots of two men tending to saplings and seedlings. Man looks at the trunk of a willow tree to see if it is ready to be felled in order to provide wood for cricket bats. A "W" is cut into the trunk of a tree selected for felling. A chain-saw is used to fell the tree. The trunk is measured and cut.

    C/Us of man cutting a piece of trunk into three. The splitting of the wood is always done by hand - never by machine.

    Interior of a workshop. Craftsmen are seen working on cricket bats. All the processes involved in making the bats are shown.

    Film ends with short shot of a game of cricket in progress on a village green.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    185.10
    Media URN:
    2743
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:11:00 / 01:55:44:00
    Canister:
    CP 390

Comments (1)

  1. KCP125 says

    This is a delightful video and ends with a clip of a match played at Master Park, Oxted, Surrey. I also think it may be my father batting.
    IIs it possible to find out whether a longer clip exists or purchase a copy of a still from the video.
    Thanks
    Kevin Powell
    kevin@powellassociatesuk.com

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