• Short Summary

    Footage of the 'Mell' Game being played in Hampstead, London.

  • Description

    The 'Mell' Game. Hampstead, London.

    Various shots of members playing the game of Mell, which is a cross between Billiards and Croquet playing with five foot cube and an eight pound ball, which must be propelled through a ring.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1267.32
    Media URN:
    34289
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:52:00 / 01:52:36:00
    Canister:
    NP 260

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The location here is "The Freemasons Arms" pub, on Downshire Hill, Hampstead Heath, London. It's still open in 2012.

    The game of mell featured here is also called pell mell. Apparently the pell mell court is still at the pub, (though possibly not in use), and is the last one in England.

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