• Short Summary

    Lord and Lady Scarsdale join in the upkeep of their stately home, Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire.

  • Description

    Kedleston, Derbyshire.

    L/S of a big ornate four poster bed, there are lots of paintings round the walls. A lady is sat in a chair by the bed sewing, the room is in Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire and the woman is Lady Scarsdale. M/S as she sits sewing, C/U of the tapestry she is sewing. C/U of her face, she looks up. M/S of the ornate gold leaf on the canopy of the bed, the camera pans down to the bed head.

    L/S of a long room with paintings and various bits of armour and swords on the wall. A suit of armour is stood on the right and there is a settee and a table covered with more armour on the left. Lord Scarsdale walks down the hall and picks up a rifle. M/S as he takes part of the handle off and moves the barrel round, he cleans it with a cloth and oils it. C/U as he replaces the handle, sites along it and pulls the trigger, M/S as he puts it down again. He picks up a helmet from a suit of armour and starts polishing it with a hand held electric polisher, M/S as he polishes the helmet. The narrator explains that Kedleston Hall once had a staff of 29 but now there are about 6 people who help out including Lord and Lady Scarsdale. M/S as Lord Scarsdale picks up a cloth and starts to rub the helmet.

    Exterior - L/S of the South Front, a large building containing the Scarsdale coronation robes. Interior - L/S of Lord and Lady Scarsdale in a room with the robes, she is adjusting one of the outfits. M/S as she goes over to her husband who is painting what looks like a big square cushion with a stick running through it, she points to part of it. C/U as he smiles at his wife and carries on painting, C/U of Lady Scarsdale watching him. L/S as a butler opens the door to the living room and brings in a tea tray. L/S of Lord and Lady Scarsdale in their ostentatious living room, they are sat in front of an open fire, the butler places the tray on the table and puts another log on the fire, Lady Scarsdale pours the tea.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:13:00 / 01:45:19:00
    CP 378

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