• Short Summary

    Unusual things from around the world including truffle hunting and Liverpool's Pet Cemetery.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Would you believe it? No. 2 Queen things the world over, Described by CHARLES EADE."

    Various locations of events.

    Various shots of a man and a pig hunting for truffles in the French (?) countryside. The pig snuffles them out and the man holds one for the camera then puts in in a basket.

    In the United States of America we see several shots of a cafeteria where the customers sit at long tables and take what they want from food, drink and cutlery going by on a motorised tray train. (Footage looks like 1920s rather than 1934).

    Several shots of a tree with its roots growing above ground in Havana, Cuba. People wander about and look at the tree and pay their admission at a nearby building. Commentator explains that the admission price includes free beer.

    In Liverpool, Merseyside, we see various shots of the RSPCA Pets' Cemetery. Men trim the grass around the graves. C/U of gravestone for a greyhound killed by an electric hare. Three horses stand looking at a gravestone from behind their fence.

    In Kensington Gardens we see a little girl feeding a squirrel. Then we see the famous statue of Peter Pan. C/U of a sculpted squirrel at the base of the statue as commentator points out it has been given rabbit ears (I think it has the elongated tufted ears of a red squirrel myself).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1622.08
    Media URN:
    51798
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:22:00 / 01:15:37:00
    Canister:
    PSP 823

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