• Short Summary

    Edward Heath takes a holiday in Nice, and Harold Wilson and family go to the Isles of Scilly.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Party heads relax.

    Conservative Leader Edward Heath holidays in Nice, France, whilst Prime Minister Harold Wilson takes a holiday on the Isles of Scilly. Technicolor.

    M/S Trident aeroplane on runway. Various shots as passengers board. C/U ground controller. M/S as plane takes off. M/S pan along coastline of Nice to Edward Heath's villa. M/S as Heath, wearing shorts and T-shirt, walks down rocks followed by two boys. M/S beach. M/S Heath and friend Mr Madron Seligman with his son Lincoln in boat. M/S Heath in boat. M/S as they row out. M/S Mrs Seligman with her other three children Olivia, Roderick and Dominic waving.

    M/S of the men in the boat. C/U Mr Heath's father watching through binoculars and waving. M/S as Heath climbs from boat up to rocks. C/U as he walks up slope. M/S of his villa. M/S of Heath and the Seligman family in and around the swimming pool. C/U Heath and his father, one of Seligman's sons comes into frame and throws something into the pool, Heath laughs heartily. M/S Seligman family swimming in pool. M/S Heath sat on balcony having a drink with the sea behind. M/S Heath relaxing.

    Aerial shots Isles of Scilly. C/U sign 'Welcome to the Isles of Scilly', pan across St. Mary's and bay. M/S Harold Wilson and his wife Mary walking next to their bungalow 'Lowenva', she waves him off and shuts gate. L/S sea and islands. M/S 'The Wheelhouse' guesthouse where they used to stay. M/S Wilson speaking to owner Joe Phillips. Pan across houses on St. Mary's with tourists walking by. M/S as camera follows Wilson and his wife up the street. L/S boats in bay. M/S Wilson sitting next to lobster pot lighting his pipe. C/U of him sat there smoking. M/S boat in harbour. M/S as he signs autographs for ladies gathered round. C/U Mrs Wilson, pan across to their son Giles in front of harbour.

    L/S and M/S of boatmaker and fisherman Verny Thompson talking to Wilson who is lighting his pipe on beach. M/S people watching from quay, pan down to boat with Wilson family on, he waves. Various shots as they set off out to Island of Samson. M/S of family on boat. L/S Samson. C/U family on boat, Wilson is smoking a pipe. M/S of boat coming into shore. M/S as Giles jumps off followed by Harold, they help Mary down. L/S shore. M/S of the Wilson family having a picnic on Samson. M/S as Wilson walks up path smiling. M/S of him stood on rock with his hands on his hips on rock surveying the scenery.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:25:00 / 01:50:00:00

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