• Short Summary

    Captain Olssen and his merry sprites perform stretching and vaulting exercises in Newton Park, Bath, Avon.

  • Description

    Paperwork reads - Merry sprites.

    Bath, Avon.

    M/S of a group of children in the grounds of Newton Park, they roll backwards and forwards in formation, then stand up and jump around. Various C/U's of the boys and girls laughing, they are pupils of Captain Olssen and rhythmic movement is part of their training. Various shots as they perform bending and stretching exercises. M/S as the Captain helps them over a vaulting horse, slow motion M/S as two girls vault.

    Various shots as they approach a bench from different sides and roll over it just missing each other in precision exercise. Slow motion M/S as they vault over the horse again, C/U of Captain Olssen. Various shots as they jump. M/S as they jump through hoops and children standing on their heads making the letter 'W'. Slow motion M/S as they do this. Various shots of the girls dressed in butterfly wings, they run towards a wall and launch themselves off it, Captain Olssen catches them. M/S of the children and the Captain laughing together.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    New sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:41:00 / 01:49:08:00
    NSP 31

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