• Short Summary

    In Friars Wash, Hertfordshire, people enjoy a local horse race.

  • Description

    Friars Wash, Harpenden, Hertfordshire.

    L/S of masses of cars parked in a field and crowds surrounding them. Cut to a man, two women and a baby in front of the line of cars. M/S of the baby sitting in a high chair drinking milk. High angle C/U shot of the baby drinking. Voiceover informs the audience that people have gathered for the Point-to-Point meeting - horse race with all the excitement of the Grand National but no hazards.

    M/S of people walking their horses to the track, crowd watching. M/S of two men in riding clothes (hunting clothes) on their horses. Three tents can be seen in background. C/U shot of a woman looking through binoculars. L/S of the race. Horses and jockeys are getting closer. They pass the audience. M/S of the audience, lots of children are there. M/S of the race, one of the horses has lost his jockey. Voiceover tells that most of the competitors are local farmers, which makes the race more interesting.

    Several shots of the horses running and jumping and the audience watching.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:19:00 / 01:38:01:00
    CP 226

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