• Short Summary

    World champion Godfrey Bowen shows us the secrets of sheep shearing success.

  • Description

    Maidenhead, Berkshire.

    Various shots show world champion sheep shearer Godfrey Bowen from New Zealand shearing sheep in a demonstration for English farmers. The demonstration takes place in a farmyard with a large crowd of farmers and members of the public gathered round to watch.

    At the end of the shearing session for one sheep, Godfrey holds up the fleece, all in one piece; a man in a white coat folds fleeces on a table. Several shorn sheep are herded into a pen by a farmer.

    Note: commentator insists on calling Godfrey 'Geoffrey' throughout the story. There is a press release on file regarding Godfrey's UK Tour.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:26:00 / 01:02:08:00
    CP 501

Comments (1)

  1. glenanderson says

    In the section about sheep shearing, the gentleman in blue holding the microphone for Godfrey Bowen the shearer is my father, Phil Anderson. I have an extensive file of press and publicity stills taken during the period 1958 to 1965 of the touring demonstrations of the "Bowen Technique". I am unsure of the protocols of posting contact details here, but anybody interested in them can post a reply to this comment. Glen Anderson.

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