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Surrey Union Boxing Day Hunt

Surrey Union Boxing Day Hunt

The streets of Guildford are filled with riders and hounds in this traditional and colourful Boxing Day spectacle.

Amateur film 1977 5 mins Silent

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Overview

Boxing Day is usually marked by a variety of sporting events one of which, until recently, was a fox-hunt. In this film you can see the Surrey Union Hunt assembling outside Guildford's Civic Hall where they meet for drinks with the Lady Mayoress. After riding through the streets of Guildford, past a variety of shopfronts, the Hunt can be seen setting off over nearby fields. The hunt has begun!