• Short Summary

    A Game Fair with lots of country sports including dog trials, clay pigeon shooting and falconry.

  • Description

    Newmarket , Cambridgeshire.

    L/S of people milling about in a courtyard which is at Hall Farm in Stetchworth, there are buildings on the right and a signpost in the foreground next to some plants. M/S of a group of people watching something, a lot of them have arm bands on and there are three red setter dogs at the front. C/U of a setter panting.

    C/U of another dog on the ground between it's master's feet, it has a paw on his leg and is looking up through sleepy eyes. M/S of a man standing in a field firing a gun up into the distance, another man throws a decoy over a hedge.

    M/S of three men standing in the field, one of them gives a signal to a black Retriever who is sat with them, it races off towards the hedge. L/S of the hedge from another angle, the dog appears from the other side and grabs the decoy, it picks it up and takes it back to the men. M/S of the dog with the decoy in its mouth returning to its master. The man takes the decoy and pets the dog. There is another man in the shot sat on a shooting stick writing in a little book. He gets up and folds the stick away.

    M/S of two women and a man watching the action with two little boys, part of the Game Fair includes trials for Labradors and spaniels, and involves tests for retrieval skills and obedience. L/S of the three men and the crowd in the background, one of them is sat on the shooting stick. Another man throws a bundle into a small pond surrounded by greenery. The dog waits for the signal but instead of retrieving, it lays down by the side of the pond and starts to drink the water, it moves across a bit and drinks some more then slides into the water and swims towards the decoy. M/S from the side of the pond of the dog swimming.

    M/S of five men with guns stood behind small wooden platforms, the crowd is visible in the background. The man second from the left fires two shots in the air. C/U of another man wearing braces loading his rifle and taking aim. M/S of two men sat in front of bales of hay loading up two clay pigeon machines, they both fire and pull the levers back. C/U of a pile of clay pigeons which look like large draughts. C/U of a clay pigeon firer, it is torpedo shaped and has a piece of metal at the top in which the clay pigeons are placed. C/U of a hand putting the clay pigeon in the slot and pulling a lever underneath which fires it. The metal part is then pulled back into place. M/S of the man with braces firing at them. C/U of the clay pigeon being released again, C/U of the man shooting at it, the camera is behind him, he reaches down for another cartridge.

    L/S of a tent with a sign saying 'British Falconers Club' on it, there are various people in front of it carrying different types of falcon. M/S of a lady with a special glove holding a small falcon, it flaps about and she crouches down, there are some weighing scales on the ground. A man with another falcon is stood behind her. C/U of the woman's smiling face. M/S of the small falcon sitting on a perch on the scales while the lady's hand adjusts the weights on the other side to get a balance.

    C/U of a Peregrine falcon with a very ornate hood on, its eyes are covered with red pads and there are spotted feathers in the top. M/S of a man taking off the hood, C/U of the bird's head, it has very large dark eyes, he strokes the bird. C/U of the man looking at it. M/S of the falcon stood on a stone.

    L/S of the man in a field with a kestrel on a long tether, he lets it fly, then spins some meat round on a piece of string and the bird flies over and grabs it. There are many people in the background.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:03:00 / 01:28:53:00
    CP 193

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