• Short Summary

    A look at the Lake District where William Wordsworth lived and worked.

  • Description

    No title - Wordsworth country.

    Lake District, Cumbria.

    L/S of beautiful countryside in the Lake District. Various shots of Langdale Pikes, M/S of a couple sat on a hill looking out, various shots of the countryside. M/S of a woman sweeping her step in a narrow street of cottages in the village of Hawkshead, various shots of the cottages. Various shots of the grammar school, subject of William Wordsworth's earlier poems. Various exterior shots of Ann Tyson's cottage where Wordsworth wrote as a young man, a lady comes up to have a look.

    L/S of Grasmere, M/S of the lake. Various shots of Grasmere village with its pillared cottages of Cumberland stone. M/S of an old bicycle without pedals. M/S of the village, M/S of Dove Cottage where Wordsworth lived with his sister in 1779. C/U of window to his room. L/S of Grasmere church, M/S of the tower. M/S of the gate and churchyard, people look around. C/U of William Wordsworth's grave, he is buried with his wife Mary. Various shots of steps up to the seat where he worked and looked at the countryside. L/S of lakes and hills, the camera pans across.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    New sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:19:00 / 01:42:28:00
    NSP 273

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