• Short Summary

    Travelogue item about picturesque Dorset town of Shaftesbury.

  • Description

    Part of issue THIS ENGLAND.

    Shaftesbury, Dorset.

    Various shots of town of Shaftesbury in vale of Blackmoor. Various shots of tree lined Pine Avenue and Park Walk. M/S of ancient Saxon town wall. Various shots of quaint houses. Various shots of churches, including very old St. Peter's church in High Street. M/S of thatched cottage, once the town's pump house. Various shots of Victorian school house featured in Thomas Hardy's book, "Jude the Obscure". M/S of High Street. C/U of carved wooden sideboard in local hotel that depicts the battle of Chevy Chase. Various shots of town officials looking at mayoral mace and ancient bushel measures. Various shots of cattle market. L/S of town nestling in picturesque rural landscape.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1570.10
    Media URN:
    50398
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:10:00 / 01:20:32:00
    Canister:
    NSP 402

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