• Short Summary

    Strange things from around Britain including a female town crier and a tiny London common.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Would you believe it? No. 6. Queer things the world over."

    Various locations of events.

    In Surrey we see a female town crier at work (we don't hear her, unfortunately).

    In London we see Stratford Common which is only 1 foot square. A commemorative stone marks the area. Shots of the library and technical institute nearby.

    In the village of Sturminster-Newton in Dorset we see a car driving over a bridge. An ancient notice warns that anyone damaging the bridge is liable to transportation for life.

    At Oxted in Surrey we see an old lifeboat parked outside a house in a residential area. The owner's dogs walk up the gangplank and stand on the top of the boat.

    On a train on the north east coast of England we see a businessman speaking into a Dictaphone. His typist collects the cylinders, takes them into the compartment next door and types his letters. She then takes them back to her boss to be signed.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1626.11
    Media URN:
    51860
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:25:00 / 01:17:10:00
    Canister:
    PSP 831

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