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  • Short Summary

    The Penny Hedge is built on the sands of Whitby according to an ancient custom.

  • Description

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    Whitby (probably North Yorkshire).

    Various shots of old men planting a horngarth or Penny Hedge on the beach at Whitby. It is part of an ancient custom involving a hermit who sheltered a wild boar, and imposed on the Lord of the Manor the penalty of planting the hedge each year. The main fence builder gives the stick fence a good knock with a mallet then shakes hands with the Mayor. Brief shot of the fence at high tide, just sticking out above the water.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    963.25
    Media URN:
    17076
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1938
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:50:00 / 01:38:23:00
    Canister:
    38/43

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