• Short Summary

    Thousands of pigeons are released in Berwick for Pigeon Derby. Northumberland.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Pigeon Derby.

    Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland.

    M/S interior of railway carriage showing pigeon baskets stacked en route to Berwick. M/S man feeding the pigeons. C/U pigeons eating seed. Various shots of pigeons eating and drinking in their baskets.

    M/S rain going across viaduct, M/S sign 'Berwick'. Various shots of the baskets being unloaded from trains. M/S men stacking them up. C/U's labels on baskets 'Woking IV', 'Essex and Suffolk Border Federation', and 'Oxford City'. M/S pigeon on top of one of the full baskets. C/U as John Ingham blows whistle to start the race. High angle shot of men cutting straps to open baskets and thousands of pigeons flying into the air. Various shots as they fly away over buildings.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1684.19
    Media URN:
    52670
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1960
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:45:00 / 01:31:50:00
    Canister:
    60/53

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