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Ashbourne Horse Show 1936

Immaculate horses paraded by proud farmers on an important day in the Derbyshire farming calendar.

Home movie 1936 2 mins Silent

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An amateur film of the 1936 Ashbourne horse show shot by Thomas Wright (1867-1943) who lived at nearby Kniveton. Mr Wright was accompanied in his film-making exploits by his chauffeur Wilfred Ratcliffe (who was also Kniveton's village barber) and between them they captured the essence of rural life in Derbyshire in the inter-war years on a large number of 8mm reels.