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  • Short Summary

    Scenes showing the demolition of an old prison at Devizes.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "Prison walls make cottage homes. Mighty cable cuts through thick walls of 124 year old convict prison "like cheese" - during demolition to make new housing estate."

    Devizes, Wiltshire

    M/S of a dust cloud, as men watch. Slow motion as a huge wall collapses, showing the architectural detail of a row of arches as they fall away. The building falls in sections like huge chunks or slices of cake . Repeated shots, all slightly different, some in slow motion
    in a long sequence.

    Note: item title missing

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    684.07
    Media URN:
    33022
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:33:00 / 01:12:21:00
    Canister:
    G 1402

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