Star Item
This video has no sound
  • Description

    Heston, Middlesex. "Eve's gone mechanical today - watch her at any Motor or Aeroplane Rally and you'll see how keenly she joins in - whether it's the musical chairs..." High angle shot of group of cars driving around a field. Lots of spectators stand around and watch. M/S of woman driving an opened topped car past a chair. This must be a driving version of musical chairs. She stops the car, jumps out and sits on a chair. High angle shot of other drivers doing the same. Various shots of the game as it continues. Quick C/U of the band - in guardsman's uniform.

    M/S of judge being passed by cars. Man jumps from his car and sits on a chair laughing. Another woman jumps out and sits on a chair. "...or the potato race - (though her aim isn't always what it should be!)" Another funny game where women lean out of the car dropping potatoes into buckets. The women are rather glamorous - wearing fur trimmed coats. The cars are very cute. "She'll try anything once - even the "chariot" race - " Woman sits in a little wooden box on wheels. High angle L/S of the cars on the start line. The "chariots" are pulled along behind the cars - a bumpy ride! Various shots of the fun and games.

    "And when a giant 'plane lands, she's just as interested as Adam -" Low angle shot of a biplane coming in to land. "Incidentally, did you know that these big "Imperial" monsters have a small engine built into the hull to start the giant engines above? Watch..." C/U of man starting the engine with a lever. C/Us of the propellers as they begin to turn. It is an Imperial Airways plane. High angle L/S of the plane on the runway. This is presumably shot at Heston Aerodrome.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 576.

  • Tags

  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:02:00 / 01:47:24:00
    EP 240
    Sort Number:
    EP 240
  • Appears in...

    Travel & Exploration
    Atomized - Civil Aviation / Imperial Airways Social news Imperial Airways Heston Aerodrome
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment