The Original 'War Horse'
In what is a real coup for the village, Laurie Furneaux of Hornton History Group has secured the rights to show an extraordinary film about World War 1 which was lost for 80 years. Dubbed the real War Horse, A Couple of Down and Outs was made in Scotland in 1923 and, since its rediscovery, has never been seen anywhere in England outside Berwick on Tweed on the Scottish borders.
It's now been restored and the showing - in the pavilion on Thursday, January 31st at 7pm - is absolutely free but is by ticket only, in advance. The film is being shown by kind permission of the descendants of the film maker, whose only request is we ask for donations for their chosen charity. There is a short talk to accompany the film and refreshments will also be on sale. More details in the attached poster.
There is likely to be a lot of interest outside the village, so Hornton History Group are offering tickets to villagers first. If you would like to go, please email Laurie at lauriefurneaux (at) gmail dot com as soon as possible.