• Short Summary

    Film shows how lonely but highly rewarding the job of Downs Ranger is.

  • Description

    Eastbourne, East Sussex.

    C/U shot of horse's head in a stable. M/S of a man in police uniform leading the horse out. Policeman gets on the horse. L/S of the policeman riding across the field - lovely landscape. Downs Ranger, PC Harry Ward on his horse Princess Pat carries his normal daily 'traffic' duties.

    L/S of the flock of sheep and a shepherd. M/S of a shepherd walking. M/S of PC Harry Ward stopping a car on the country road so sheep can cross it. Driver is standing next to the car, waiting. Another car approaches and stops. After the sheep have crossed the road, PC Ward signals to the drivers that they can continue their journey. C/U shot of the first car moving.

    M/S of several girls horse riding. They are members of a local riding school. Long frontal shot of Mr Ward riding towards the camera to join the girls. He warns the girls about barbed wire on certain paths and directs them to the safer routes. M/S of PC Ward pointing his finger, directing the girls. Girls ride away.

    L/S of PC Ward on Princess Pat. C/U shot of a sheep lying on her back, wiggling, unable to turn over. Unless helped, she would die - tells the voiceover. PC Ward helps the sheep and she runs off. M/S of PC Ward climbing on Princess Pat, riding again. L/S of the cliffs better known as Beachy Head, extremely dangerous place. PC Ward inspects the cliffs regularly. Now, he finds two school girls who manage to find their way up safely. L/S of the cliff and the sea.

    "It is responsible job, but one that comes easily to this former Horse Guardsman; Military Police Major, and still a Territorials Captain (Special Investigation Branch)... a background that's certainly ideal for the exacting role of - Downs Ranger!" M/S of PC Ward riding.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:48:00 / 01:19:07:00
    CP 131

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