• Short Summary

    The Tichborne family fulfil an ancient duty and give out flour to the people of Alresford.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Tichborne Curse".

    Flour is given to the inhabitants of Alresford, Hampshire, on March 25th as a result of a death bed curse in 1150 when the then Lady Mable Tichbourne decreed that the house of Tichbourne would fall unless the ceremony was carried out.

    LS A street in Alresford.

    CU the post office.

    LS A postman on his rounds walks down the garden path of a cottage.

    LS the crowd round the entrance to the hall of Tichbourne, listening to a priest giving a Latin benediction.

    MS Sir Anthony Doughty Tichborne the 14th Baronet speaking about the custom (nat sound)

    MS Flour being emptied from sacks into a box.

    MS CU Adults receiving their gallon of flour and children their half gallon each from Sir Anthony.

    MS Sir Anthony chatting to locals - his suit is covered in flour.

    CU two children dumping their bags of flour into a barrow. CU bags of flour. MS Two children, sacks of flour on their backs walking away from the camera.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:32:00 / 01:11:40:00

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