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  • Short Summary

    Decorated Shire Horses compete in a Manchester Horse Show.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "In the good old style - Magnificent animals, magnificently bedecked, compete at annual Horse Show."

    Manchester.

    Several shots show Shire Horses, dressed in ribbons, fringes and decorated braids, lined up in a field with their owners. A lady and gentleman present the winner with a trophy cup; he poses briefly with it - his horse looks a little restless!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    726.16
    Media URN:
    34792
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:26:00 / 01:24:03:00
    Canister:
    G 1503

Comments (1)

  1. Dick Bradshaw says

    What a superb snippet indeed, the stills of decortated heavy horses are rare, but this short movie is pure gold, and depicts a working-class custom at its zenith. Soon after the rapid development of motor-traction saw these magnificent horses disappearing from our roads forever.

    “The general invasion of mechanical transport has robbed us of so much that is of interest and comeliness on the road that it is well to treasure the little that is left and the remembrance of that which is already gone.”

    Gertrude Jekyll.

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