• Short Summary

    A look at the lavender harvest in Norfolk and how it is distilled to make the oil for perfume.

  • Description

    Hunstanton, Norfolk.

    L/S of a group of people picking lavender in a field. M/S of a woman cutting the lavender with a knife and a young girl picking it. M/S of a group of children picking. Various shots of adults and children picking the lavender and putting it in bins. M/S as two women carry the bins across to women waiting with sacks, M/S as they pour the lavender into the sacks. Various shots as a man throws the sacks up onto a cart. M/S as he gets on the tractor pulling the cart and drives off, M/S as it drives towards the camera.

    Interior - two men use a pitchfork to move the lavender into a big still. Various shots as the lavender is transferred to the still, a man is stood on top stamping it down. M/S as they lower the lid onto it when it is full, M/S as they lock the lid. M/S as Arthur Smalls turns the pressure gauge and writes with chalk on a big cylinder. C/U of the lavender oil running from the still into a clear container. M/S as Arthur syphons it off into a flask. C/U of the lavender running through a funnel into the flask.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    81.01
    Media URN:
    1346
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1958
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:18:00 / 01:02:49:00
    Canister:
    CP 198

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