• Short Summary

    Ploughing competition in Sussex - good shots of men and horses working to plough a straight furrow.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Sussex. 'God Speed The Plough'! Politics, disarmament, war debts, and all the hurly burly unheeded - sturdy husbandmen are competing in the most ancient of crafts."


    Intertitle reads: "...'if heraldry were guided by reason ... 'a plough in a field arable' .. would be the most noble & ancient arms.' (Essays of Agriculture) Cowley."

    Large number of horse drawn ploughs work in an arable field. They are engaged in a ploughing competition.

    Closer shot of man steering a straight furrow as his two large horses pull the plough.

    Good shots of two white horses pulling a plough - they're kit is decorated with horse brasses. Closer shot of the plough digging into the earth.

    High angle shot of the team of white horses ploughing. Two men stand close and watch, presumably judging the straightness and depth of the furrow.

    C/U two old farming types sitting smoking their pipe. The sound track has two men discussing the quality of the horse flesh on show. (This bit of sound track doesn't fit with the pictures - it may be the men behind the smokers who are talking.)

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

    Good story - most of the ploughing shots could be used without reference to the competition.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:47:00 / 01:28:23:00

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