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    AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND 1956:To sunshine by car ferry (25ft/Model planes rally (70ft)/Oswestry Show (33ft)/Navy days at Portsmouth (71ft)/Berlin: Williams wins (31ft)/ French ships prepare for Middle East (25ft)/CARRIERS SAIL FROM PORTSMOUTH (63ft)

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    BEDFORD. During the 1956 August B/holls at Cranfield model 'plane where the World Power Champs. were decided.

    BERLIN. At the Olympic Stadium. PTE. W Williams (U.A. ARMY) runs the 100 metres in 10.1 secs in the final of the International Tournament.

    BRASHER. CHRIS. W. (G.B.S/CHASER. ACHILLES CLUB.) Seen in an exciting duel w John Disley in the 3,000 metre Steeplechase at the White City during the 1956 August B/holls.

    BULLS. BULL-FIGHTS, BULL-RACES, THE OSWESTRY SHOW 1956 fine shots of...in the AUGUST B/HOLLS scenes.

    "BULWARK" Aircraft Carrier. Preparations for the Sea...Cargo being hoisted O/B.

    CATTLE. Seen in the 1956 "OWESTRY SHOW" August B/Holls scenes.

    CHILDREN. Shot little girl w an ice cream coernet..& man cleaning here hand...little girl crying.

    COWES Seen during the Cowes racing during the 1956 August B/Holls L breeze.

    CRANFORD (BEDFORDSHIRE) Where the World Power Champs. 1956 were decided w Model Planes.

    DESTROYERS. Shot of "VIGO", "SCORPION at Portsmouth 1956.

    DISLEY, J.I. (G.B.S./CHASER.LONDON A.C.) & Mrs. Disley (Sylvia Cheesman) During the 1956 B/Holiday at the White City v the Czechoslovakians seen No.2. in an exciting race w Chris BRASHER in the 3,000 metre steeplechase.

    FRANCE. Shot of the Fr. Battleship "JEAM BART" in Toulon Harbour 1956...(during the Suez Dispute).

    FRANCE NAVAL. Shot of the "JEAN BART" in Toulon Harbour 1956 (during the dispute over the Suez Canal)

    HOLIDAY SCENES. "AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND 1956" various scenes...Southend-on-Sea...wet...people sitting under thePier in deck chairs (1 woman drinking tea) man in bathing gear & umbrella up...small child eating ice cream cornet...man wiping kids hands... & crying... shots of & fm Southend Pier train... also visit to S/end AIRPORT...shot of 2 men w m'bike & 'plane ... a car...then Model 'planes at Cranfield Beds...where the 1956 World Champs.were decided...vertical take of a crash...at the White City for the Contest w Czechoslavia John Young wins the 100 yds fm Eric Sandstrom in 10 secs. In the International Mile Jungwirth seen..Ken Wood No. 4 wins by Yds...(4 mins. 3.8 secs.) John Disley No. 2 has duel w Chris Brasher (both shattered the G.B. all-Comers record)...Derek Ibbotson in the Emsley Carr Mile gt time of 3 mins. 59.4 secs...Over to the Olympic Stadium Berlin...Pt.W.William (U.S. ARMY & RUNNER) wins the 100 metres in 10.1 secs...Now to OSWESTRY SHOW on the Welsh Border...to see what the farmers are doing...fine couple of BULLS couple of sheep...good shot of a Pony being led by fine lassy...fine show put on by the Royal Corps of Signals on M'bikes (21 men on bikes..) now sailing events at Cowes I.W. shots various of Yachts...(L/Wind)...on to PORTSMOUTH for Navy Day...people going o/b the famous "VICTORY" ...& the Destroyers "VIGO" & "SCORPION" & finally the A/C "BULWARK" not forgetting the "JEAN BART" in Toulon (Fr.)... shots of cars, lorries etc being loaded o/b A/C "BULWARK" & troops ..going aboard the 16th Independent Para. Bde.

    ICE CREAMS Shot of child eating an ice cream cornet.

    IBBOTSON. DEREK. G. (G.B., R.A.F. & Longwood H.) Seen in action in the Emsley Carr Mile which he did in 3 mins. 59.4 secs. (No. 4.)... at the White City 1956 during The August B/holls.

    Jean Bart French Battleship In Toulon Harbour 1956...(During the 1956 Suez crisis w G.B

    JUNGWIRTH, Stanislav (Czech Athletic) (runner) At the White City 1956 August B/Holls...

    LONDON. "AUGUST B/HOLLS 1956 in... (WHITE CITY)" scenes

    MILITARY. BRITISH. The 16th Independent Para. Bde. going O/B the A/C "THESEUS" at Portsmouth 1956 (during the Suez dispute).

    MODELS. Model 'planes at Cranfield Bedfordshire...where the 1956 World Power Champs. were decided...shot of one doing a vertical take off...a crash.

    MOTOR-CYCLING. Shot of being pushed into 'plane at S'end Airport also 21 men on 6 at the Oswestry Show.

    NAVAL BRITISH. Navy Day at Portsmouth 1956 (August B/holls) shot of the "VICTORY" good...Destroyers "VIGO" "SCORPION".

    PARACHUTES & PARACHUTISTS. The 16th Independent Para. Bde. going O/B the A/C "THESEUS" 1956 (During the Suez dispute)....at Portsmouth

    PIERS Shots of & fm the train (action) August B/Holls 1956 at Southend.

    PONIES. Also In the 1956 "OSWESTRY SHOW" on the Wales border 111

    SANDSTROM. E.R. (G.B. R.A.F. RUNNER) In the 100 yds race beaten by John Young in the 100 yds at the White City 1956 (August B/holls).

    SANDSTROM. E.R. (G.B. R.A.F. RUNNER) V the Czechoslavians.

    H.M.S. "SCORPION" (DESTROYER) At Portsmouth during Aug. B/holls 1956.

    SHEEP. In the 1956 "OSWESTRY SHOW" (2).

    SOUTHEND. "BANK HOLIDAY SCENES (AUGUST)1956" shot of people sitting under the Pier in deck chairs..(1 woman drinking tea) man w umbrella up in bathing togs...small child w ice cream cornet & man wiping her hand...shots at the Air Port...also of the entrance to the Pier & the train shots fm (action)

    SOUTHEND AIRPORT Shot of two men w M'bike pushing it into 'plane.

    H.M.S.THESEUS. Carrier. Troops, Cargo. (Trucks, Cars etc being loaded) at Portsmouth 1956 (August)....The 16th Independent Para. Brig. going aboard.

    TOULON Shot of the Fr. Battleship "JEAN BART" (during the Suez Crisis w G.B. & FR. 1956)...in Harbour

    TRAINS. Shots fm the S'end Pier...(Action)

    UMBRELLAS. Shot of man in bathing togs holding ... up ... (S"end-on-Sea)

    VICTORY H.M.S. Good shot of people going o/b on Aug. B/holls 1956.

    H.M.S DESTROYER "VIGO" At Portsmouth 1956.

    WHITE CITY. "THE AUGUST B/HOLLS 1956" scenes

    WILLIAMS. W.. (Pte. U.S.ARMY, & RUNNER) BERLIN OLYMPIC STADIUM 1956. wins the 100 meters in 10.1 secs c.u. after race 1956.

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