"Towed Gliding" 1931

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    Full title reads: "Middlesex. 'Towed Gliding'. Colonel the Master of Semphill inaugurates new inexpensive and likely to be popular sport."


    Various shots as a glider is towed across an airfield by a car. The glider plane takes off. Various shots of the aircraft in the air. The glider comes down to land very softly.

    Colonel, the Master of Semphill sits on horse back by the Glider. Mr Gordon English, a pioneer of gliding talks to the pilot Mr Lowe-Wilde.

    N.B. This story and the one which follows - "and it's a rage in America too!" were originally one item.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:00:49:00 / 01:02:32:00
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    Sport & Leisure
    Images of "austerity"
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  • "The Master of Semphill" in text and tags should read Master of Sempill.

    "Mr Gordon English" in text and tags should read Gordon England.

    "Mr Lowe-Wilde" is Charles "Jimmy" Lowe-Wilde.

    jamied 1st Feb 2013

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