Although it's called the Schoolboy's Own Exhibition, this annual event draws plenty of schoolgirls, and parents.
LONDON, UK (DECEMBER 29, 1958) (REUTERS)
SHOT SCHOOLBOYS, EXTERIOR EARLS COURT.
G.V. RAF PROVOST.
G.S. TWO BOYS CLIMBING INTO COCKPIT.
C.U. HANDS MOVING CONTROLS.
SHOT PEOPLE PAN TO ROAD AND RAIL.
SHOT TRAIN INTO STATION
SHOT CARS AT JUNCTION.
SHOT CARS UP AND DOWN ROAD.
SHOT RACING CAR.
C.U. COLIN CHAPMAN.
SHOT CHILDREN WATCHING PETS CORNER EXTERIOR
SHOT MOUSE MOVING IN BASKET.
SHOT WYATT EARP EXTERIOR COVERED WAGON.
SHOT INDIANS IN BACKGROUND.
SHOT WYATT EARP SHOOTING DEMONSTRATION
SHOT INDIAN FALLING.
SHOT MILK BAR.
SHOT COWBOY AND CHILDREN THROUGH SWING DOOR.
G.V. GROUP AT BAR.
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Background: Although it's called the Schoolboy's Own Exhibition, this annual event draws plenty of schoolgirls, and parents. This year the exhibition moved to Earls Court and Visnews was there Dec. 29 to film some of the exhibits which continue to draw bigger crowds every year.
For the boys - and girls - who dream of flashing through the sky in jet planes there's an RAF Provost jet trainer - just one of the 'live' exhibits provided by the three Services. The Army had a bridge 'blowing-up' session every twenty minutes with a 6 ft. scale model. The exhibition organisers asked the sappers to calm their enthusiasm -- the asbestos scenery was almost wrecked by one explosion.
Model enthusiasts had paradise on earth with the British Transport Commission's road and rail lay-out. Trains, lorries and ships travelled round the realistic harbour.
Racing fanatics weren't forgotten. Colin Chapman, racing driver, was on hand to describe a Lotus car and sign autograph books.
Gun tot in' sons of the Wild West had a chance to parley with Wyatt Earp, legendary Sheriff of Dodge City, and get the low-down on shooting-up Injuns. All this is thirsty work; so if you want a slug of milk and a yarn with your pardner there's a Wild West saloon.