This video has no sound
  • Short Summary

    People enjoy walking and cycling during the Whitsun holiday.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    Cycling and hiking at Whitsun.

    C/U cyclists on racing models going along a road. L/S a line of ramblers, humping rucksacks, climbing up a hill. L/S they come over the brow of the hill. M/S Overhead view of them picking their way along. L/S view of the valley with a road winding between the hills.

    Note: Cuts for 47/43.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:47:00 / 01:15:05:00
    UN 1736 D

Comments (2)

  1. amw0000 says

    I believe this is raw footage for newsreel "Was It Your Idea Of A Holiday? - How They Spent Whitsun (1947)", final cut available on the Pathe YouTube channel.
    The hikers (including my Dad) were collared for filming in the grounds of Leam Hall Youth Hostel in Derbyshire as they left in the morning bound for Stanage Edge. The steep climb overlooking a track is possibly above the driveway between Leam Hall and the Grindleford/Hathersage road, marked Sheriff Wood on the OS Map. The YouTube version references Grindleford in the commentary.
    It looks like my Dad in the still at 1m55, the first full person in the shot, not used in the final newsreel.

    Report comment
    Report comment
  2. BritishPathe says

    Hi Andrew,

    Thank you for your comment. We're pleased you can see your dad in the video too- we love it when our archive helps reveal family history!

    The 'Was It Your Idea Of A Holiday' video also appears in our archive here:

    Report comment
    Report comment

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment