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  • Short Summary

    We follow a hiker as he visits various landmarks in Kent.

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    Hiking is announced to be one of the modern day "happiest and healthiest outdoor recreations." Man walks towards the camera in a country lane. He has his "knapsack" on his back. Various shots of the man walking in country landscapes.

    "There is no joy like that of the open road, and we're travelling over byways tramped by countless Canterbury pilgrims many, many centuries ago." Our hiker climbs over a stile, walks over a pretty bridge, looks at the view of the river whilst sitting on the bridge. We see the old Town Hall at Fordwich. We see the old drum and staff, used to summon the people when the Press Gang paid unwelcome visits. A man dressed in weird military garb holds up an old drum. Our hiker chats to him about it. C/U of the drum. At the old town Quay is the Crane House with a curious ducking chair ("used mostly for too talkative ladies!"). Our hiker is shown the chair. He sits in it with the old fashioned soldier standing by his side. He is swung out over the river.

    "These are the kind of beauty spots many motorists miss, but "Hikers" Sturry, for instance - " M/S of our two friends walking past some old thatched houses. Hiker walks through a pretty village and admires the views. A historic Milner House - now a school but once an old Monastery is seen. Our hiker crosses the river by a bridge. Reflections seen in the water. "No mechanical troubles to hinder the "Hiker". Our friend walks past someone who is working on their motorcycle and sidecar. Our traveller walks towards a pretty pub. He stands in front of a door with the words: "Hotel Entrance" engraved in the glass and drinks a pint of beer.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 695.

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    Film ID:
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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:50:00 / 01:14:25:00
    EP 177

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