• Short Summary

    Lovely eccentric garden with many shell covered items.

  • Description

    Southbourne, Bournemouth.

    Eccentric gentleman has covered everything in his garden with shells. It is like a fairy grotto. Good shots of all the various things he has constructed out of shells. Cement shapes have shells stuck into them along with pieces of broken china, chunks of glass, pieces of tile and clay faces. All very bizarre.

    We see the creator of this shell paradise - Mr George Howard - a South Wales coal miner who has retired to Southbourne and created this shell garden.

    Lots of tourists wander around his garden. Some throw pennies into his well. The biggest shell in Britain - a giant clam shell - is seen. A little girl sits in it. There are more than a million shells in his garden.

    George doesn't charge a fee but asks visitors to give a little money for charity.

    Another of Pathe Pictorial's "English Eccentrics".

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    307.04
    Media URN:
    3656
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1965
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:51:00 / 01:44:12:00
    Canister:
    CP 525

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