• Short Summary

    Item showing holidaymakers at Southend, Cowes, Portsmouth, and White City.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Holiday all round.

    Various locations.

    High angle shot of London. Various shots deserted streets and closed banks. A worker walks along then jumps for joy because it is bank holiday weekend, he gets in his car and drives away. M/S crowds of people at coach station. C/U destinations such as Eastbourne and Ramsgate on front of buses. C/U woman with suitcase. M/S as bus draws away. Speeded up film taken from car as it heads out of the city. C/U signpost for Taunton. Various shots family having breakfast in lay-by and cooking over camp stove. C/U boxer dog. M/S little girl toddling along. M/S as the sky clouds over. M/S people queuing in rain near sign for Tunbridge Wells. Various shots queues of people and cars in rain, a traffic policeman directs them. Aerial shot packed beach at Southend. Various shots of a man building a sandcastle. Various shots of people on the beach. M/S as boat sails by. Various shots of people asleep. Various good shots of people having fun at seaside on promenade. C/U young man eating ice cream. M/S girl eating candy floss.

    Various shots of the yachts at Cowes, Isle of Wight, gathered for the regatta. M/S royal yacht. Various good shots as the yachts sail along. Various shots of the 'Flying Clipper'. Various shots yachts under sail. M/S's 'Sovereign'. M/S man looking through telescope. M/S yachts using spinnakers. Various shots onboard 'Trafrail' where the spinnaker is being hauled in. Various shots of the yachts including 'Sovereign'.

    Portsmouth, Hampshire. L/S H.M.S. 'Victory', with Marine band marching in foreground on Navy Day. Various shots of the band playing. L/S crowd. L/S 'Victory'. M/S cannons on the wharf, pan to crowds going aboard the 'Victory'. Various shots as people look around. M/S main mast, pan down to sailor addressing visitors.

    C/U plaque reading 'Here Nelson Fell', pan to the people walking around. Various shots of visitors walking along the deck of Britain's newest ship H.M.S. 'Hampshire'. C/U sign: 'H.M.S. Hampshire Guided Missile Destroyer'. L/S boys signalling with the Aldis lamp. Various shots people looking at helicopter. L/S visitors leaving 'Hampshire' aboard landing craft.

    White City, London. Various shots crowded stands at White City for International Athletics Match between Britain and America. C/U as starter fires pistol. L/S as the first two runners start in the 4 x 110 yards men's relay race. The camera pans as they go round the first bend with Peter Radford in the lead, Ron Jones takes baton from Peter, and John Moon takes it for America. Various shots race and crowd. Various shots of the last change over. David Jones hands over to Berwyn Jones and the American runner hands over to Bob Hayes, pan as Jones and Hayes race to the finish, Jones gets there first and breaks through the tape. M/S crowd. M/S of the British relay team from left to right, Berwyn Jones, Peter Radford, David Jones and Ron Jones.

    L/S start of the Women's 100 yards, pan with them as Dorothy Hyman takes the lead and wins the race. C/U man watching. C/U Dorothy Hyman. L/S start of the 3 Miles, pan with them as the two British boys Bruce Tulloh and D. Taylor take the lead. M/S judges. M/S as the runners go past camera. M/S of the American pole vaulter, John Pennel, attempting 16 feet 10 and 3/4 inches, but just touching the bar and bringing it down. M/S people watching. L/S as Pennel starts his run from the track, he goes up and clears the bar to set the new world record. M/S crowds cheering. C/U John Pennel. L/S pan as Bruce Tulloh comes in on the last straight to win the 3 Miles. M/S as he breaks the tape. M/S crowds. C/U Bruce Tulloh.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    4K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:14:00 / 01:49:23:00

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