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    A whole family of artists at work in their studio.

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    Farnborough, Hampshire.

    Title: "SISTER & SEVEN BROTHERS SCULPTORS. All unmarried - who carry out entire work from first design to ultimate bronze".

    Intertitle: "Vernon March - Modeller & Designer".

    C/U of Vernon chiselling an angular lump of white stone.

    Intertitle: "Dudley March - Modeller".

    C/U of Dudley referring to a design before working on a delicate piece of sculpture using a strange skewer-like contraption.

    Intertitle: "Edward - Painter".

    M/S of Edward working on a painting of the Prince of Wales, his sister works on a sculpture in the background.

    Intertitle: "Percival, Harry and Walter".

    The three brothers load a large statue onto a trolley using a pulley before pushing the trolley off screen.

    Intertitle: "Elsie March - Artist, Sculptor and Housekeeper".

    M/S of Elsie working on a stone sculpture on a plinth.

    End title: "Truly the World's Wonder Family".

    MARCH, MR. VERNON March Family, sister and 7 brothers sculptors.
    Family of sculptors

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:00:56:00 / 01:02:13:00
    G 1065

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  1. Unknown user says

    The missing March siblings, not seen in this clip, were Sydney, Frederick and Walter.

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  2. Unknown user says

    As Vernon March 's great niece, can I make a few corrections to your information on this page. The March family lived in Farnborough, Kent--not Hampshire. There were 7 BROTHERS AND 2 SISTERS. The other sister, Eva, my maternal grandmother, had by 1924 the date of your film, married and lived with her husband and daughter (my mother) close by.
    The film shows Sydney March sculpting a piece of white marble. it's not Vernon as you said. Unfortunately you do not have a picture of Vernon on your film.
    Dudley was also a Jeweller, the highlander on the workbench to the left of him is still in my keeping.
    Its so lovely to see them in their hey day. Thank you. Sandy Spurr.

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  3. Unknown user says

    Is it possible to get in touch with Sandy Spurr? Am an art historian preparing a book on British female sculptors, including Elsie March.
    Dr Pauline Rose

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  4. sandyspurr says

    I know this is such a late response Dr Rose, but yes if it's not too late, please contact me.
    My email is I'd be happy to help, even if the book has already gone to print.

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