Item title reads - Looking backwards. Prehistoric days at Chelsea Arts Ball.
Albert Hall, London.
L/S of the 5000 people gathered for the New Year Chelsea Arts Ball, the camera pans across them, some are in the main hall others on the balcony. M/S back view of a boy with his arm around a girl. M/S of people riding on floats, the theme in the hall is the stone age and they are dressed as ice-age men, and cavemen.
M/S of magnificent costume where someone is half horse, half man. M/S of a lady in Egyptian dress. Various shots of the ball. M/S of a man standing on Egyptian platform, it collapses into the crowd. M/S of hundreds of balloons falling to the floor. M/S of people surging forward to catch them. M/S as they sing "Auld Lang Syne" and cross hands, they cheer.
Note: the commentary is missing from this item but it contains natural sound.