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    Driving car up Mount Snowdon in Wales.

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    Snowdon climbing. Wales.

    Driving (and pushing) a car up Mount Snowdon in Wales; c.1920's. Group of men pushing car up rough and rocky path; they stop repeatedly when the vehicle gets stuck and they have to pry it loose. Later they reach a railroad track and the car straddles the tracks and bumps along on the slats. Includes tracking shot from front of car looking at track ahead. Daredevils (at least in the sense of daring to badly damage one's car in this adventure). Safety FG pos on ON 489A.

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    Film ID:
    2422.20
    Media URN:
    76694
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:57:00 / 01:39:23:00
    Canister:
    ON 342 C

Comments (1)

  1. SleepingGardens says

    I think this is a piece of film featuring George Wilkins Browne who in December 1920, became the first person to drive a car both up and down Snowdon. He drove up and down the railway track in an Angus Sanderson 14hp motor car. This event was filmed for cinema audiences. The ascent took 1 hour 22 mins, the descent 1 hour 5 mins.

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