• Short Summary

    Old furniture burnt in spectacular bonfire at Woburn Abbey.

  • Description

    Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire.

    GV. Woburn Abbey. GV. Man in balloon descending. GV. As he touches down. LV. The balloon, pan to man sitting in armchair wedged in the rigging. SV. As the chair is lifted down from the balloon. CU. Duke of Bedford looking at old furniture. LV. Monstrous old sideboard, & Closer shot. SV. Pan, camel carrying old piece of furniture. CU. Man pushing Victorian table on an antique Suffolk bean drill, & SV. LV. Aisle of furniture, pan to the bonfire being piled high. SV. Pan, the bonfire. CU. Pan, group of men carrying old settee. LV. Girls with blackened faces and wearing black costumes carrying old sideboard, & CU. & CU. LV. Three men playing musical chairs, which they have done all the way from Birmingham. SV. Man on contraption called flush. LV. Schoolboys with old school desks on a platform rolling it along, & LV. & SV. SV. Man on bike with chair hanging from balloon. SV. Duke of Bedford walking to have a look at the chair and balloon. CU. The balloon, pan down to chair. GV. The bonfire just starting, & LV. CU. Man takes top hat off. CU. Man blinking. SV. Reflection of fire in mirror, zoom back to show the mirror in old hall stand. Pan to long shot of fire. LV. As group push old bedstead into fire. LV. Pan, another group carrying chest and armchair, they run and throw them into fire. CU. Small boy reluctantly takes sparkler. SV. The fire burning fiercely, & GV.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:53:00 / 01:54:56:00

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