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Scottish Sport in Suburban London

A hunter on horseback shoots down stags as Richmond Park is transformed into a scene from a Scottish glen during deer “thinning-out” season.

Non-Fiction 1930 1 mins Silent

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Deer culling still takes place every year in Richmond Park today, but one doubts it would be celebrated quite so brazenly as on this newsreel, which features a single horsebound rider stalking and shooting at terrified stags and doe at a foggy Richmond Park. Somewhat alarming by today’s standards, it’s undoubtedly dramatic, as a scene from the Scottish glens is played out in the London suburbs.