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On the Isle of Anglesey

Intriguing scenes of a centuries-old hunting tradition at Beaumaris, Anglesey.

Non-Fiction 1929 2 mins Silent


These slightly perplexing scenes record a centuries-old hunting tradition, long-since dissolved. The unedited footage is production material for a Topical Budget newsreel, presenting snatches of horses and dogs in the field, riders processing through a lane, a brass band on the seafront and an official ceremony. Most intriguing are the scenes of hot pennies being tossed to the villagers - a historic local custom.

Formed in 1757, The Anglesey Hunt was the second-oldest fox hunting association in Wales and one of the oldest in Britain.