The Swans of Abbotsbury

United Kingdom, 1958

Film
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A pictorial description of the famous swannery of Abbotsbury in Dorset. Over 500 pairs of swans dwell in the grounds of the ancient Benedictine Monastery of Abbotsbury, and in the pleasant acres leading to the river banks the graceful birds live and rear their young; shows the parent birds at their nest, and the appearance of the fledglings.

Credits

production company

British Information Services

BBC-TV

Duration

00:07:06:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1958

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

29131

Language

English

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Bird populations

Animals & Wildlife → Birds - Behavior

Animals & Wildlife → Birds - Great Britain

Animals & Wildlife → Swans

Animals & Wildlife → Water birds

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Monasteries - England

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Ecology

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Monasteries - England

History → Monasteries - England

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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