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The English Switzerland

A winter paradise in the Peak District: beautifully-composed shots of snow-clad Buxton.

Non-Fiction 1914 1 mins

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Sporting events and extreme weather were both popular newsreel topics and the spectacle of tobogganists speeding down Buxton's white-mantled slopes would have delighted Pathe's cameraman and cinema audiences alike. The horse-drawn sled passes through the Pavilion Gardens, a major architectural landmark whose Victorian splendour has been regained thanks to a recent restoration.

This item appeared in a January 1914 edition of the Pathe Animated Gazette newsreel, which screened twice-weekly in cinemas across Britain from 1910.