• Short Summary

    Short but sweet travelogue takes us to the ancient market town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

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    Short travelogue extolling the virtues of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire.

    General view panning over countryside around the ancient market town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, taken from a hill or roof. Ruins in foreground. Pan right to town.

    M/S of The Bull Inn (town centre), where Oliver Cromwell once stayed. General view of modern buildings - a new school and community centre called 'Ivanhoe' (?). Schoolchildren are seen coming out of the school and working on flowerbeds outside the community centre.

    Several shots of ruins. General view of broad street in town centre (Market Street?). Traffic moving along; shops on either side; people walking along; some old timbered buildings seen on the right.

    Cataloguer's note: I've always been fascinated by the exotic name of this town - now I know what it looks like!

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1950 - 1959
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:11:00 / 01:02:11:00

Comments (1)

  1. inkycat says

    Excuse if any of this information is repeated, I can't hear if there is audio on the video. Further to the text description, the first shots are taken at the top of Hastings Tower, at Ashby Castle. The ruins in the foreground are castle walls.
    The Bull's Head is said to be the oldest building in the town, with parts dating to the 14th century.
    The new school is called Ivanhoe: now known as Ivanhoe College, it was previously Ivanhoe High School.
    The ruins are, again, Ashby Castle and the street is indeed called Market Street. The timbered building on the right is The Lamb Inn. (The Bull's Head, seen earlier, is at the top of this street, on the left).

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