• Short Summary

    Scottish runners carry ceremonial crosses while Southend holds a flying competition.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "One Minute News".

    Edinburgh, Scotland. "Fiery Cross" an ancient Scottish custom ceremony goes round the world to herald the "Scotland can make it" exhibition.

    LS a pipe band begins the ceremony by marching onto the field at Edinburgh castle. MS group of runners run onto the field. CU of chiefs of various Scottish Clans. MS Scottish dignitaries walk past camera. CU Head of a Scotsman in a Tam o' shanter. MS a bearded Scotsman, making a speech from the dais, panning to the pile of crosses stacked on a table. CU The Lord Provost Sir John Falconer lights the crosses. MS Spectators with schoolboys in kilts standing in front. CU Crosses being dipped in goats blood and then being handed to runner. LS Runners setting off. MS Runner arriving at Guildhall, London, hands his cross to Sir George Wilkinson acting for the Lord Mayor of London. CU Atholl Robertson, President of the Caledonian Society, holding a number of crosses which have flags of the nations where they will be sent to, attached to them.

    Intertitle reads: "Southend". Essex. International Air Rally won by a Wolverhampton man.

    CU a plane on the ground with International Air Rally in letters on its fuselage. MS The starter flagging the planes off for the final of the air trophy handicap race. CU No 25 a Miles Magister, taking off. MS Cut in shot of spectators, some with binoculars. CU MS No 1, Hawkspeed VI, taking off. MS a De Havilland making a turn. LS Aerial view of the white circle on the ground to mark the turn. CU a man and woman, spectators, looking up. MS CU Planes landing. CU Roy Paine, the winner, receiving his trophy.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:31:00 / 01:06:05:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    Biography here:
    http://www.609wrsquadron.co.uk/Archives/Biographies/PDF_Files/Roy Payne.pdf

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