• Short Summary

    The last delivery coach in London is drawn by couple of beautiful white horses called Pell and Mell.

  • Description


    C/U shot of hands decorating horse's mane. M/S of a man shining horse's hoof. M/S of the two great big white horses. One of the horses is being groomed. There are two men attending the horses. One of the men takes horse's collar from the hook and puts it onto one of the horses. Horses are Mell and Pell and men are Charles Walton and William Hurd.

    M/S of the two men (wearing uniforms now) sitting on the coach drown by Mell and Pell. This is, the voiceover informs, the last delivery coach still operating in city of London. C/U shot of the horses' legs. Camera tilts up to show the coach - looks great. Top shot of one of the front wheels - very unusual. M/S of the coach being driven through the city - cars, black cabs, busses, pedestrians can be seen around. High angle C/U shot of hands (in gloves) holding reins.

    Voiceover talks about the horses and the carriage. The last delivery coach in London is delivering cigarettes. Pell and Mell are hard working horses taking in 20 miles a day, five days a week. Sometimes they get a break - doing some easier jobs like Coronation ceremony. In the Coronation ceremony, Mell and Pell pulled the carriage of Queen Salote of Tonga.

    Several shots of Pell and Mell at work. They stop in front of a building. One of the two men opens shiny red carriage, takes a box of cigarettes and enters the building. Cut to the same man leaving the building. He climbs back up on the carriage. M/S (frontal) of the horses moving forward.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:54:00 / 01:29:25:00
    CP 233

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