• Short Summary

    An item about an postman who delivers mail on horseback to remote houses on the moor.

  • Description

    Dartmoor, Devon.

    Jack Bellamy delivers post to remote houses on the moors with the help of Tosca the horse.

    Jack rides the horse down to a river to drink. Various shots of the rapid flowing river. Jack rides over a stream and up a country lane. Various shots of Jack delivering a newspaper to an old woman - Mrs. Skitterly - holding a ferret (Henrietta). More shots of Jack riding across rough moorland terrain and streams. The postman stops at a remote farm. A woman and a little boy feed Tosca bits of bread.

    Jack gave up running his post office nine years ago at the age of sixty to do this delivery round.

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

    See CP 135 - DARTMOOR POSTMAN for an earlier story about Jack / John Bellamy.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    235.04
    Media URN:
    3242
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:02:00 / 01:23:24:00
    Canister:
    CP 439

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