• Short Summary

    A haunted public house is shown to the cameras in Amersham.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Amersham. Dig That Ghost".

    Amersham, Buckinghamshire. A haunted public house is shown to the cameras.

    GV The Chequers Inn pub. LV Int. Mrs Wilson behind bar. SV Man playing darts. LV Mr Wilson playing with dog. CU Wireless / radio playing. LV Mrs Wilson falling asleep, her husband wakes her and she carries on. SV Couple drinking. Back view. Mr Wilson calling 'Time' and ringing bell. SV Mr Wilson puts bell down and comforts his wife who is nearly asleep again. LV Ext. Last customer leaves pub shouts 'Goodnight' Mr Wilson replies. GV The pub at night the bar lights go out. GV Churchyard with gravestone and church silhouetted. LV The Church. GV The graveyard. GV Moon shining through trees. LV Memorial to Amersham martyrs. CU inscription: William Tylsworth burned 1506, Joan Clark his married daughter was compelled to light the faggots to burn her father. GV The pub in darkness. SV Black cat on the porch. LV Shadows moving. CU Latch on attic door. CU Candle blows out. SV Cobwebs. SV Pan. Int. the attic. LV Brass plate on wall in corridor moving. LV Mrs Wilson is woken up by the crash of the plate hitting the floor. CU Mrs Wilson wakes her husband. LV They both duck under the covers. CU key in cellar door turns and the door opens. SV Barrels. CU tap on barrel turns on. LV Beer running from barrels onto floor. LV Ext. Mrs Molly Moncrieff the medium arrives at the pub. CU Mr Wilson opens the door and invites her in. SV Int. Mrs Wilson, Mrs Moncrieff and Mr Wilson seated at table. Mrs Moncrieff says: 'Well I looked downstairs Mr Wilson and I discovered that your ghost is not one of the martyrs, it was the jailer, he had the keys, he gives me the impression of a monk he wears a long robe and a hood. Now I'll try to get in touch for you'. Mrs Moncrieff then starts breathing deeply to go into a trance she says talking to the ghost: 'Your name is Alden, put your keys on the table go on put them on the table you don't need those any more times gone by hundreds of years your jobs done. That's it. Go away now go on you're a spirit now go away. Yes'. She then starts to come out of the trance and says: 'Yes that's all right now Mr Wilson I don't think you'll be bothered any more he's gone'. SV Mr Wilson shakes hands with her. CU cellar door opens.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:55:00 / 01:46:42:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    The Chequers Inn pub featured here is still open in 2012. It's located on London Road West, Amersham.

    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