• Short Summary

    Fabulous hippy love-in at Woburn Park - flowers fall from the sky, man!

  • Description

    Woburn Park, Bedfordshire.

    Various shots shows hippies emerging from a psychedelic van, tents and a double-decker bus in the grounds of Woburn Park. Hippies in colourful flower-power clothes with flowers in their hair walk past the stately home at Woburn; one man wears a Union Jack Flag as a cloak over his shoulders. Several shots show people buying beads and paper flowers from sellers at this 'Love-in'.

    Painted signs, some on the sides of cars, read 'Psychedelic Happening', 'Flower Power' and 'Free Love'. Scenes of hippy couples; tracking shot past numerous people lying on the grass, tapping their feet to music and smoking. People crowd around the back of a van, where real flowers (man!) are being handed out; a woman attaches carnations to Don Piccard's crash helmet; we then then see Don, preparing to take off in a hot air balloon. Commentator says he is the son of the great balloonist pioneer.

    Various shots of the hot air balloon flying over the Love-in and dropping hundreds of flowers on the crowds of beautiful people below - far out! The hippies eagerly attach their flowers to their clothes and hats. M/S of a crazy, high hippy clapping in a frenetic manner; pan right to show the rest of the crowd sitting and/or dancing before a band on a small outdoor stage. Other hippies enjoy themselves on a vintage car fairground ride; several shots of hippies dancing; brief shot of the guitar players (one looks like Donovan, but I don't think it is); hippy chicks and boys ride on a merry-go-round.

    Great film! The music on the soundtrack is pretty groovy too; 'It Must Be Love' - P Wood, D Perry and 'We Are On Top of the World' - Phil Coulter / B Martin.

    Note: for search purposes, Swinging Sixties. Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    423.10
    Media URN:
    4307
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1967
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:55:00 / 01:50:36:00
    Canister:
    CP 669

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