• Short Summary

    Early morning activities in Hyde Park - men swimming in Serpentine and horses being fed.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Winter's Morning In Hyde Park, London.

    Boats on the Serpentine. Pigeons eating crumbs. L/S of Bill Grundy in a boat on the middle of a lake, talking to camera. Pull back to show the surrounding park areas. Woman walking along park pathway.

    Interior shot of several men in various states of undress in a changing room. These are the people who go swimming in the Serpentine in the Winter. Dark shots of them running from the changing room to the banks of the Serpentine in the early winter morning. The all dive in. A skinny old man does exercises beside the water. We hear a man on the soundtrack being interviewed about why he likes doing it. He says it makes him feel marvellous, ecstatic and turns him on. C/U of the man talking of the benefits. Various shots of the men getting dressed / undressed. Another elderly man is interviewed. Two people jog through the park beside the Serpentine.

    Men in stables sorting hay for police horses and harnessing them. Horse being led out of the stables. A policeman mounts the horse and trots off through the park. Bandstand with bare trees behind. Canada geese on the water. People feeding the ducks. Grundy talks of duels. Still shots of drawings of people fighting duels in the park. People riding horses through the park. Man driving tractor pulling leaf collecting machine. Man jogging through the park. Grundy rowing across the lake towards river bank.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1970 - 1972
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:30:00 / 01:44:17:00
    UN 4566 J

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