• Short Summary

    News in a Nutshell - angling contest in Norfolk, wreckage of a whaler, new Lord Mayor of London, and tests on the strength of a bridge.

  • Description

    Item title reads - News in a Nutshell.

    Intertitle - 'Potter Heigham' (Norfolk) - M/S of anglers carrying their fishing baskets towards the river for an angling contest, the camera pans across the scene. M/S of a boat full of anglers. M/S as the starting rocket is set off and the competition begins. Various shots of men sat on the river bank waiting for a catch. M/S as the fish are tipped into the weighing scales, some jump out.

    Intertitle - 'Table Bay' (South Africa) - Various good shots of the whaler "Zolhagen" (?) lying on its side in the sea, waves crash over it. M/S of the beach strewn with wreckage, and two lifeboats. L/S of the whaler and lifeboats. M/S of a survivor being carried along on a stretcher. M/S of a man being lifted from a lifeboat. M/S of the man on the stretcher being carried along, M/S of the survivors.

    Intertitle - 'Guildhall, London' - M/S of the Guildhall. M/S of trumpeters playing a fanfare, various shots as city elders walk along in their robes carrying nosegays. M/S of Sir Percy Vincent, the retiring Lord Mayor, walking in the procession. Sir George Broadbridge is the new mayor, M/S of the pageant, M/S of the two mayors stood together.

    Intertitle - 'Birmingham' (West Midlands) - L/S of Yardley Road bridge, weight is piled on top to see how much it can take before it cracks. Engineers watch it and look through surveying instruments. At 120 tons a bit breaks off the bottom but the rest stands firm. The bridge was only designed to carry 5 tons.

    Note: the item 'First Mobile Post Office Inaugurated' is missing from this edition, however it is possible it could be the story entitled 'Mobile Post Office' in 36/76 on *PM0889*.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:33:00 / 01:29:56:00

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