• Short Summary

    Stories in this item include a charity dole given out to old people in a village in Sussex and a small aeroplane powered by a motorbike engine.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "CAUGHT BY THE CAMERA - NO 34"

    M/S's of old people lining up to collect a charity dole in a graveyard in Hartfield in Sussex. They receive small donations of money from the local vicar. The commentator explains the full story He says that 300 years ago a wealthy man named Nicholas Smith travelled as a tramp to test people's generosity, only member of Hartfield treated him well, so when he died he left money to the old people of the village to be handed out every year.

    Several shots of model of a ruined underwater city. A large lizard walks past the buildings. M/S of a Pathe cameraman filming the action.

    M/S of Robert Cromwell powering up his aeroplane with an engine of just 5 horse power. L/S's of the plane taking off from a field . The commentator says that it can travel at speeds of 80 mile per hour.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:32:00 / 01:04:19:00
    PT 268

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment