Beamish Museum Youth Group - Pickpockets in the Pit Village

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    Beamish Youth Group act as their own Edwardian Beamish character in the Pit Village. The group, who refer to themselves as the 'Beamish VIP's' are aged between 7 and 15 years of age and visit the Museum in their school holidays. This Summer they learnt about drama and a technique called 1st person interpretation. Synopsis It is Friday in the Pit Village and the children are enjoying their school holidays. The film begins with two rival newspaper sellers shouting and competing for trade while three pick-pocketers attempt to steal their newspapers and hard-earned pennies. The young criminals then move on toward the Pit Yard to have a look at Toby- a young miner- and his first wage slip as his work is criticised by John, the snooty son of the mine owner. The pickpocketers like the look of John's pocket-watch more than Toby's pitiful pay slip. Exhausted Toby reluctantly goes home to the Pit Cottage and shows his mother his docked wage slip. He is in big trouble with his Mam for this. Toby's well-behaved sister, Jane, looks on while completing her many chores (dreaming of being an author). There is a knock on the back door. It is the local children, calling for Jane and Toby, asking Mam if they can play out. When all of the village children gather in the backlane there are games to be played, followed by a chase to teach the naughty pickpocketers a lesson. Credits Beamish Times newspaper seller Marnie Brown Beamish Courant newspaper seller Lizzy Thompson Pickpocket 1 Luke Gales Pickpocket 2 Reece Gales Pickpocket 3 Mia Brown John the Mine owner's son Jack Kilday John the new Miner Keiron Aston Jane, Toby's well behaved sister Libby Wright With cameos from Emma Pargeter and Katy Swainston Written and produced with the help of Rachel Bean, Stephen Bean, Jemma Owens and Joshua Aston. Filming by Christopher J.Craig Editing by Andy Martin Subtitles to follow
  • Owner

    Beamish Museum
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    Beamish Museum (Youtube)
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    Resource type: Video
    Last modified: 5 years, 6 months ago
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