Around Britain Aka Beauty Contest / Car… 1947

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    Full title reads: "Around Britain"

    Glasgow, Scotland. Glasgow University students charity week begins with beauty contest.

    LS of people on stage. MS Sir Hector McNeil, Lord Provost of the city and his wife, seated in front row of the audience to choose a beauty queen. CU the winner Nancy Anderson. MS Students in the audience applauding. LS Margaret Lockwood, British film star places a velvet crown on the head of the winner as she sits amid a group of runners up, and shakes hands with her. MS Students applauding. MS Margaret Lockwood with the beauty queen.

    Erith, Kent. New mechanised Car Parking device is demonstrated.

    POV shot from car driving into indoor car park. CU the inventor - Harold Auger, pushes a button on the control board that sets the "sliding mats" in motion. CU MS Various shots of a car being parked and taken out again. The Pathe trade mark can be seen on the car door.

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    01:11:50:00 / 01:13:08:00
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  • A similar parking device, (this time from 1960), can be seen in clip 2944.01.

    jamied 28th Sep 2012

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