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  • Short Summary

    Dutch eel boats moored on the Thames - men transfer eels from boxes to buckets.

  • Description

    Subtitle of this story is: "A glance at the old Dutch Schuyts".

    Intertitle explains that for nearly three centuries the Dutch "Schuyts", or eel boats have been moored in the Thames. They remain there until relieved by other boats because if they were to vacate the moorings, their privileges would be lost. M/S of one of the boats. High angle shot of a man on board the boat looking at an open topped box full of eels. He tips more wriggling eels into the box. M/S of group of men working on board the boat. They transfer eels from box to bucket.

    The eels - "so beloved of Londoners" - are gathered from the North Sea. Two C/Us of buckets of eels being poured into boxes. High angle shot of two men picking through a vat of eels. M/S of men working on deck. M/S of men at rest sitting on the stern of the ship looking out over the Thames. "Although moored in the heart of London, they never forget their Dutch methods and habits. High angle shot of men sitting on deck. C/U of the boat's rudder. M/S of man climbing out of a trapdoor and putting on his traditional wooden clogs. L/S of boats on the Thames, Tower Bridge in the background.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 677.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    910.09
    Media URN:
    15357
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:42:00 / 01:17:50:00
    Canister:
    EP 169

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