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    Full title reads: "Pathe Front Page".

    Intertitle reads: "USA". New York, United States of America (USA). Wall of Death stunt.

    MS three married couples sitting on their motorcycles at the bottom of the pit before the beginning of the wall of death race. CU half lengths of one couple. MS LS they whirl round from the rim of the pit. MS Cameramen's'' head circling as they pan their camera, following the riders round. MS one cameraman sitting on a support, fixed to a pole above the centre of the pit. MS more shots of Wall of Death 1 mile race.

    Intertitle reads: "Isle of Man". Tynwald Day - ancient Manx Parliament.

    LS General view of the sweeping promenade at Douglas with a bus passing in the foreground. MS CU the Governor of the Island. Sir Geoffrey Rhodes Bromet inspecting an RAF (Royal Air Force) guard of honour. LS Bromet lays a wreath on the war memorial. LS Preceded by the bearer members of the Governors Council and their deputies make their way to St. John's Hill. LS General view of the crowd watching the ceremony. CU MS the wigged clerk reading out the laws which have to be promulgated. MS Pan down from the Manx flag to the people congregated on the hill.

    Intertitle reads: "Leeds". Childrens' Day celebrations in Yorkshire.

    LS General view of crowds packing Roundhay Park to watch the days events. MS small boys competing in the sack race. MS Girls and boys competing in the running and obstacle race. MS Anthony Eden signing an autograph book for a small girl. LS MS General views of a mass physical training display in the Park, given by Leeds school children. VS of crowds.

    Intertitle reads: "Bradford". Centenary pageant in Peel Park in the Yorkshire town.

    LS General view over the rooftops of Bradford. MS a railway engine drives along in the historical pageant, depicting the arrival of the first train from Leeds. Passengers in historical costume alight as it stops. LS Bands marching from a castle set up in the park. CU Lord Mayor Cluff watching. LS MS Schoolchildren dancing in the pageant. CU a man in 14th century dress operating a spinning wheel. MS a man on a penny farthing bicycle. MS Line of girls in old fashioned clothes play peep bo with three men in Victorian suits.

    Intertitle reads: "Liverpool". New plans for Liverpool river front.

    LS Pan of Liverpool's river front as seen from Birkenhead side of the Mersey. CU a model showing the new river front, showing the Liver Building. Lime Street, and the civic centre.

    Intertitle reads: "Windsor". Princess Elizabeth receives the freedom of the town.

    LS MS the Princess (later Queen Elizabeth II), escorted by Mayor Fuzzens, walks to the ceremonial platform in the Home Park through a lane in the crowds. The Castle is seen in the background. CU the Royal standard. MS Elizabeth receives a casket containing the scroll on which she signed her declaration as Freeman from the Mayor. CU Elizabeth giving thanks. (nat sound).

    Intertitle reads: "Italy". Senora Eva Duarte Peron, wife of the Argentine president receives an enthusiastic welcome in Rome.

    LS crowds rushing to the roadside to see Senora Peron pass in her car. CU she waves to crowds from the car. MS she visits a nursery, chats and caresses children. MS Seen at a dining table. CU Evita speaks to a newsreel reporter. (nat sound in the background).

    Intertitle reads: "Manchester". Third cricket test between South Africa and England from Old Trafford.

    GV of packed cricket ground. MS a man and women spectators wrapping mackintosh coat round themselves. CU an elderly man sleeping with his head on his chest. CU a small boy sucking an orange. MS Small boys lying on the ground outside the fence peering underneath it. LS Kenneth Cranston, England, clean bowling O C Dawson. MS people sheltering from rain under umbrellas. LS MS Athol Rowan bowling to Denis Compton, who scores from it by bringing his total to the century. LS MS Bill Edrich batting. CU a puddle with rain splashing into it.

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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:07:00 / 01:45:18:00
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Comments (1)

  1. vintagewallofdeath says

    Putting names to faces there is Earl and Ethel Purtle ( L) , Rudy and Helen Coombs then on the right Roy and Margie Woods. For more on them see the Riders Register at

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