• Short Summary

    Appeal film for the Council for the Preservation of Rural England - a call for National Parks in England.

  • Description

    A film calling for the establishment of National Parks in England. A logo with the initials CPRE (Council for the Preservation of Rural England) and the words "This Blessed Plot - This Other Eden - Demi Paradise -This England".

    Intertitle "The Case for the Defence". English landscapes. Case for the defence against the disfigurement of the countryside. London: St Paul's Cathedral, train pulling in to Waterloo (?) station. Office workers, women, men in bowler hats on their way to work. Traffic scenes. Moving top shot of a factory floor. Flats with window boxes. Children playing in the streets. Men walking in municipal park. Grand open country. Lakes, mountains etc. Men climbing mountain. Cliffs and sea. Houses within the landscape. Waterfall. Contrasting town and country. Council for the Preservation of Rural England. Eskdale Valley. National Trust is mentioned. Yosemite National Park.

    Call for National Parks in Britain. South Africa - the National Cougar/Kruger (?) Park. Lions relaxing. Buffalo. Zebras. Graphic map of England showing where the CPRE believes National Parks should be. Countryside scenes. Yachts. Three women sailing. Three people having a picnic by a waterfall, at a table complete with tablecloth! Man standing on cliffs looking out to sea.

    Appeal for people to join the Council for the Preservation of Rural England. Their address is given on an Intertitle at the end. There is a note: "Please enquire as you leave".

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:50:00 / 01:56:28:00

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