• Short Summary

    Sheep with extra leg, cricket pitches and practise and 'water golf' played in Margate.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'Peeps through the Window of the World! No. 2'.

    Various locations of events.

    In a zoo in Australia we see several shots of a sheep that has five legs. The fifth one is dangling down from the left side of the animal's neck.

    On a cricket pitch we see two umpires inspecting the ground then walking off. Another man comes along with a special rolling machine that "takes the wet off the wettest surface". The water is picked up by a sponge on the roller and is collected in a small tank at the back of the device. Brief shot of men in whites playing cricket. (Location of events unknown.)

    In Scotland we see several brief shots of the Abbey at Fort Augustus, with a monk walking in the grounds. Various shots of boys playing cricket on a pitch, using a mechanical bowler, invented by one of the monks, Father Oswald. It looks like a large catapult. A man and a boy load it with a ball that is 'bowled' to another so he can practise batting.

    At Margate in Kent we see couples in swimsuits in rowing boats on an open air swimming pool playing 'water golf'. The object seems to be to hit a little ball into a floating golf hole on a small platform, but it looks quite hard. Spectators sit around the pool, watching in the sunshine. One girl takes a swipe at the ball, misses and falls into the water.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:07:00 / 01:39:18:00
    PSP 853

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