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    Artificial flowers being made from feathers at Reedham in Norfolk.

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    C/U of some brightly coloured exotic-looking flowers outside in a field or garden; tilt down to show they are in a vase - although they look very realistic they are artificial. C/U of woman's hands picking up feathers from a pile of bright pink and yellow ones; she curls them with the blade of a pair of scissors; M/S of Doreen Beck as she sits at a table curling feathers and tying them together; there are feathered flowers in a vase beside her. Commentator says "Here at Reedham in Norfolk, the most exquisite flowers are made from the feathers of birds!"

    M/S of the whole table where many women are sitting and making feather flowers. C/U of a bright pink flower taking shape; commentator says "There's no limit to the ingenuity of these highly skilled craftsmen - they can reproduce any flower from these feathers, already dyed to the required colour". Low angle C/U of DB twisting wire around the end of the flower to make a stalk, C/U of someone making a laburnum blossom; M/S and C/Us as a girl attaches the blossoms to a bush in the garden; a peacock with folded tail is seen wandering around in the background; C/U of the finished bush - it looks very realistic.

    M/S and CUs of Dawn Tobell painting markings on a feather Stylosa Iris. M/S of three women working on flowers at a table; C/U as a woman paints a red colour onto a flower. M/S of a peacock sitting on a fence with tail folded. C/Us of a girl and Kathleen Edwards arranging flowers; M/S of DB as she makes Rhododendrons; C/U of Josephine Shorten as she paints some tiger lilies, tilt down to show more on the table.

    C/Us of a rose; then Monica Yaxley finishing an Iris and adjusting flowers in a vase; C/U of Irises of different colours in a vase; C/U of Stylosa Irises in a bowl shaped like a gondola (the moss in the bowl is marabout feathers). M/S of KE stroking the feathers of a model peacock, and MY who is arranging flowers in a window box. M/S as a woman packs the flowers into a cardboard box.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:39:00 / 01:11:13:00
    CP 288

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