Woodcutting Competition

Details

Location

Strangford Lough

Year

1950s

Source

Format

16mm

colour

Length

05min 38sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute, Waddell Media

Rights Holder

Waddell Media

Description

See if you can spot the shaggy dog trying to steal the spotlight in these leisurely scenes from Strangford Lough.

Who will be first to fell their tree and become a wood cutting champion? Join competitors among the frenzy of splinters as they race to finish before you enjoy the more leisurely pace of an expedition with the Girl Guides. These colourful rushes jump from the pleasures of archery, to pitching a tent and before sailing on Strangford Lough whilst the goats mind the camp. Set in the familiar shadow of the Mourne Mountains this film captures the fun that can be had even on a grey day.

 

Notes

This film comes from the E.T. Green collection held by Wadell Media Ltd. Explore the Britain on Film map to discover more films commissioned by E.T. Green to caputure rural life in Northern Ireland.

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