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    No title. Fairground ride at night - galloping horses. Slow motion footage of the ride. L/S of fairground with helter skelter in the background and another ride in the foreground. M/S of a ride - cross between a waltzer and the galloping horses. C/U of the ride - cameraman is standing or sitting on the ride as it moves. Low angle of the galloping horses. C/U of a young girl and her mother on the galloping horses - filmed by cameraman also on the ride. Short segment of zip pans backwards and forwards on fairground scene. M/S of girls on a "tea cup" type ride. C/U of coconut shy. M/S of girls throwing balls at the coconut shy.

    "And with a little help from Attendants..." M/S of coconuts falling off the shy. Fantastic shot of three girls with their arms full of coconuts. "But, rushed, pushed, jostled or jolted the fair get their share of the fun of the fair - " L/S of girls on a "tea cup" ride. Night shot of men at a darts sideshow. Night shot of a brightly lit ride. Fast dissolves link various fairground shots. Night shot of dodgems at night. Various dissolves linking crowd scenes. Sped up footage of girls flying off the end of the helter skelter slide. Sped up footage of crowds stepping down from a ride. Night shot of galloping horses and sideshow. Montage of sped up footage - galloping horses, helter skelter, cakewalk (funny). The man operating the cakewalk has lots of fun helping girls down the shaking path. Soldiers and sailors in uniform also have a go. One woman seems to get rather cross with the antics of the cakewalk man but most seem to enjoy a bit of body contact!

    Note: Girls at the coconut shy also appear in "Shies and She's" story also EP280, presumably material shot at the same time in both these stories. The cakewalk footage is particularly good.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:58:00 / 01:27:04:00
    EP 280
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    EP 280
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    Sport & Leisure
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