News In A Nutshell Speedboat Christened… 1937

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    Full title reads: "NEWS IN A NUTSHELL". This is a roundup of the world's latest news.

    SPEEDBOAT CHRISTENED ON LOCH LOMOND

    Loch Lomond, Scotland.
    Lady Campbell, wife of Malcolm Campbell, arriving on boat to christen her husband's new speedboat. She names it Bluebird after his speed car. Lady Campbell breaks a bottle of Champaign and the speedboat is lowered into water by the crane. Sir Malcolm Campbell on his boat looking on.
    This item ends at (01:46:29).

    SIT DOWN STRIKE IN LION'S DEN

    Australia.
    Two men outside lion's den negotiation with another man who is inside the den with lions. He is holding a paper in his hand. Lions walking inside the den. Man is on strike and they are trying o resolve he situation. Lion chewing the rails. Lions in cage, man walking out of the den. Presumably, the strike is over.
    This item ends at (01:47:22).

    WIRELESS MASTS FELLED IN SOUTH AFRICA

    South Africa.
    Solders working on placing dynamite at the base of a very tall wireless (radio) mast which has to be removed - it gets on the way of aeroplanes. Several shots showing the mast falling down on field. Officers standing next to the mast discussing something.
    This item ends a (01:48:02).

    FREAK HILL CLIMB AT SCARBOROUGH

    Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
    Various shots of the men on motorcycles climbing a hill with crowds watching. Some fall, some give up, some manage to climbing top of the hill.
    This item ends at (01:48:45).

    ONE ARMED GOLFERS MATCH AT ST. ANDREWS

    St. Andrews, Scotland.
    Various shots of the one armed golfers competition at St. Andrews, Scotland. This is their 5th Open Championship, says voiceover. Golfers in action on course.
    This item ends at (01:49:06).

    ALEXANDRA ROSE DAY SCENES

    London.
    Various shots of the women decorated with flowers and holding lowers in their hands - crowd. Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent (former Princess Marina of Greece) surrounded by the crowds at he steps of a building. She is touring London as President of the Alexandra Rose Day Appeal Fund. Women are collection donations.
    This item ends at (01:49:25).

    FIRST ROYAL GARDEN PARTY OF THE REIGN
    London.
    Top shot, Buckingham Palace Gardens filled with people. This is the first Royal Garden Party of the Reign. Various shots of the fashionably dressed men and women, many foreigners & in uniforms, mingling, chatting to each other. King George VI (former Prince Albert Duke of York), Queen Elizabeth (former Duchess of York, later Queen Mother), Queen Mary and Princesses Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Margaret are seen among the people.
    This item ends at (01:50:05).

    BICYCLE POLO AT HURLINGHAM - MUTE
    Hurlingham, London.
    Various shots of the men on bicycles playing bicycle polo and people watching. Men are using the bicycles instead of horses. Some nasty falls are seen.
    This item ends at (01:50:40).

    IRISH VOLUNTEERS RETURN FROM SPAIN
    Republic of Ireland (Southern Ireland, Eire).
    Portuguese liner 'Mozambique' arriving to Irish port carrying Irish volunteers back home from Spain. Several shots of the men onboard ship and crowds on dock. Men leaving the ship, officers watching. Irish General (in civilian clothing) argues with customs officials that his men are not brought ashore fas enough. General starts pushing men along gangplank, not too fast, probably as a joke.
    This item ends at (01:51:43).

    UTAH PLANE CRASH

    Utah, United States of America (USA).
    Panoramic shot of the mountains. Several shots of the wreckage of a plane scattered across the mountainous terrain. This solves the mystery of plane which disappeared six months ago, says voiceover. Men with rucksacks walking down mountain slope.
    This item ends at (01:52:07).

    BLACKPOOL'S COTTON QUEEN

    Blackpool, Lancashire.
    A young woman placing a crown on top of a head of another woman kneeling in front of her - crowning of Blackpool's Cotton Queen. The two women kiss and the Queen sits on her throne. Throne is placed on dais surrounded by people. This year's Cotton Queen is Miss Rochdale who will lead finalists parade. Crowds on stands applauding. Follows succession of shots of beautiful young women parading towards and past camera holding various signs. Miss Rochdale, the Queen, leading parade. Follow Miss Preston, Miss Manchester, Miss Salford... etc. Close up shot of the Cotton Queen with crown on her head.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    13545
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    923.22
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:07:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:48:00 / 01:53:21:00
    Canister:
    37/50
    Sort Number:
    37/050
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