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  • Short Summary

    A suburban house has a huge hole in its front garden.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "Oxhey mystery Chasm. 36 hours work, tree trunks, 1500 tons of earth needed to fill up alarming subsidence."

    Oxhey, Hertfordshire

    M/S of the exterior of a suburban house with a huge hole in front of it. A man leans to look down the hole - could be anything down there. People stand around with umbrellas, some men have shovels. A horse and cart is backed up to the hole and earth is emptied out. Men shovel the earth in.

    Note: See *PM0686* 686.22 for alternative version.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    686.21
    Media URN:
    33131
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:34:00 / 01:35:23:00
    Canister:
    G 1408

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The subsidence seen here took place in Kingsfield Road, Oxhey.

    Extended footage of the story can be seen in clip 686.22.

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