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Nature Parade

Snakes, lizards, squirrels, birds, crabs - schoolchildren go on a nature trail searching village and coast for all kinds of wildlife.

Amateur film 1940 13 mins Silent

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Feltonfleet Schoolboys, Forms 1 to 4, film themselves in the countryside and at the coast in search of nature, supervised by schoolmaster Mr Wilson.

As well as recording local events, Anthony C. Wilson, a schoolmaster at a boys preparatory school, scripted and produced a number of short films featuring his pupils. These thrilling stories would inspire his later work, scripting radio plays for the BBC’s ‘Children’s Hour’, and writing his own books featuring the popular characters, boy detectives Norman and Henry Bones.