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  • Short Summary

    People having fun on skis - including being towed behind horses.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Scotland's Our Switzerland! Winter sports are in full swing - and you don't have to cross that Channel to get there!"

    L/S exterior of large castle or country house. Pan left to right several people are moving about on skis in front of the building. Ski instructor demonstrates to row of pupils. He gets them to lift one foot up so that the ski is vertical. Another angle shows the row of pupils, several of them fall over. They are standing in a snow covered area, behind them are tree covered hills. The group ski down a fairly slight slope. Several of them tuck quite low and look as if they know what they are doing. One of them falls over.

    Woman on horseback rides off, towing girl on skis behind her. (Horse powered water skiing on snow - is the closest description I can find). She is holding a bar attached to the horse. Two horses ride past with skiers being pulled behind them. One of the skiers waves. One horse rides across with two skiers behind it.

    Sound track missing. There appears to have been a shorter, silent version of this item in Gazette 1882 This is currently missing.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:12:00 / 01:01:42:00

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