The Trout Inn, Oxford in 1963.


I came across this short film by Pathé News who produced newsreels, cinemagazines, and documentaries from 1910 until 1970 and thought you Morsonians would find it interesting. The Trout Inn hasn’t changed much in the last fifty years. It was interesting to hear the narrator state that The Trout Inn was built as a guest house for the local nunnery.

For those in the UK of a certain age like me you may be glad to see the comedian Harry Worth and the actor Peter Butterworth in the clip.

Below the  Pathé News film is the film I made of my recent visit to The Trout Inn.

I hope you all enjoy. Take care.

Author: Chris Sullivan

After having looked after my mum for some 11 years she is now unfortunately in a nursing home. I'm afraid her dementia worsened as did her physical capabilities. UPDATE: My mum died from Covid-19 on the 6th May 2020. So, for the first time in 21 years I find myself no longer caring for anyone. Apart from my mum I was also a single parent to two children and also looked after my dad who had Alzheimers, (he died in 2005). So, I have decided to return to University to try and get another degree this time in English Literature. (My other degree I got some 30 years ago is one in Ecological Science). After a year at college I have passed all grades and now will start Edinburgh University in September 2019. I am now in second year having passed all the requirements in first year.

4 thoughts

  1. Thanks Chris. That was fascinating to watch.

    Seeing the Pathe News film reminded me that I met Bob Danvers Walker in the mid-70s when I worked in Ealing. A very nice man who had such a distinctive voice that people knew it was him when they heard him speak. I sold him a camera that day 🙂

  2. An excellent post, thank you. It was great to see The Trout Inn, now famous again as being one of the main locations in Philip Pullman’s excellent fiction book “La Belle Sauvage”. My great great grandfather, Joseph Rose (1833-1878) was landlord of The Trout from the 1860s.

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