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A Cragsman's Day
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Film A Cragsman's Day by Ben H Humble

Here is a black and white silent movie taken by Ben H Humble in 1946. It features John 'Jock' Nimlin, Harry Grant and David Easson climbing some of the peaks of The Cobbler. This film is in part an instructional account of the climbing techniques used.

This film was awarded principal prize by Mr. Michael Powell in the 1948 Scottish Amateur Festival as depicted in the titles. The titles also advise the viewer that nothing in this film is faked!

This footage is large (10Mb 14 mins) was kindly provided by The Scottish Screen Archive. Thanks to Roy Humble for allowing us to present the film here on the web site. Please be patient as it could take a few minutes to load.
To play the film again simply use the play button beneath the video.

National Library Of Scotland - Scottish Screen Archive
See also Ben H Humble MBE  and  Arrochar Screen Test
   and  In Days Of Old

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