WATCH: Video of 1938 Percy Hunt setting off from a crowded Alnwick

Scene from a British Pathe film of the Percy Hunt in Alnwick in 1938.
Scene from a British Pathe film of the Percy Hunt in Alnwick in 1938.

This video of the Percy Hunt parading through the streets of Alnwick in 1938 before setting off shows how times have changed.

Now 10 years after fox hunting was banned by law in 2005, the film harks back to the days when huge crowds turned out to watch the huntsmen and their hounds in the town.

We then see them riding through the countryside during the hunt.

The scene contasts with this one of the Percy Hunt setting off from Alnwick Castle on New Year's Day 2015. Picture by Toni McCarthy

The scene contasts with this one of the Percy Hunt setting off from Alnwick Castle on New Year's Day 2015. Picture by Toni McCarthy