Britain From The Air - Various Towns 1924

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    Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool, Bristol and other British locations.

    Title: "SEE BRITAIN FROM THE AIR. Following our wonderful Aerial Pictures of London and in response to innumerable requests from Patrons ..."

    Title: " ... and here's Durham Cathedral"!

    Fabulous aerial shot of Durham, cathedral and River Wear.

    Title: "Newport - its miles of Docks and giant transporter".

    Aerial shot of estuary and dock at Newport, presumably main port of Isle of Wight.

    Title: "Now Liverpool and its wonderful Port and shipping".

    Aerial shot of Liverpool, includes good view of the building with the Liver birds and the railway station. Excellent views of liners and cargo ships in dock.

    Title: " ... on to Glasgow and the great ship - building yards on the Clyde".

    Aerial shots of docks - lots of half-constructed ships covered in scaffolding. Good view of cars on a bridge over the River Clyde.

    Title: " ... and here's Edinburgh and the World famous Fourth [sic] Bridge".

    Aerial view of a cathedral, the castle and the Greek columns on top of Carlton Hill.

    Title: "The Forth Bridge - great Monument of British Engineering skill".

    Great aerial shot of the Forth Bridge.

    More aerial views of major British towns and cities.

    Title: SEE NEWCASTLE FROM THE AIR. PATHE GAZETTE takes pleasure in presenting these unique pictures taken by our own Staff Cameraman".

    Aerial shots of the docks at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, good view of the River Tyne. Aerial shot of the city.

    Title: "Leeds - the great manufacturing city".

    Aerial shot of Leeds - smoke billows out of factory chimneys, lots of rows of terrace houses - very industrial.

    Title: "To York and its grand old Minster - true type of Britain and her glorious history".

    Excellent aerial shots of the cathedral - York Minster and the surrounding houses and river.

    Title: "SEE NEWCASTLE FROM THE AIR. PATHE GAZETTE takes pleasure in presenting these unique pictures taken by our own Staff Cameraman".

    More aerial shots of Newcastle - similar to those in record a.

    Title: "SEE GLASGOW FROM THE AIR. PATHE GAZETTE takes pleasure in presenting these unique pictures taken by our own Staff Cameraman".

    More aerial shots of the docks at Glasgow - similar to those in record a.

    More aerial shots of major British towns and cities.

    Title: "SEE LIVERPOOL FROM THE AIR. PATHE GAZETTE takes pleasure in presenting these unique pictures taken by our own Staff Cameraman".

    Aerial shot going over the River Mersey with the Liver building in the sight. Good view of ships in dock - including a tall ship. Great aerial views of factories with smokey chimneys and railway lines.

    Title: "BRITAIN - FROM THE AIR. Owing to enormous interest in our wonderful aerial views of London - PATHE GAZETTE now presents exclusive pictures of other great Cities".

    Title: "Here's Cardiff ..."

    Aerial shot of railway lines and rows of houses in Cardiff. Good view of grand civic building - a university perhaps? More general views of Cardiff.

    Title: "SEE LEEDS FROM THE AIR. PATHE GAZETTE takes pleasure in presenting these unique pictures taken by our own Staff Cameraman".

    Good aerial shots of Leeds: especially clear shots of rows of 'Coronation Street' style houses and factories.

    Note: this last section seems to be an amalgamation of versions specially aimed at regional audiences. For aerial shots of London from this year please refer to SO THIS IS LONDON also in Gazette issue G 1046.

    *NB: British Pathe website user has reported that the town is actually Newport - Gwent (Monmouthshire at that time). The transporter bridge is still in existence - but the docks are rather reduced.

    Amendment June 2011:
    Somebody wrote in to suggest that this is Newport Monmouthshire with its famous transporter bridge. In Cardiff the City Hall and National Museum of Wales are visible. This dates the film to after late 1920s.

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    01:11:39:00 / 01:26:41:00
    G 1046
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