• Short Summary

    As millions off Britons took to the roads and railways on Saturday (August 28) at the beginning of the traditional three-day Bank Holiday weekend, a host of entertainments were laid on for them.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Fairground roundabout in action
    0.05

    2.
    CU Steam-operated organ in centre
    0.11

    3.
    GV Traction engine into position
    0.24

    4.
    SV & CU Steam truck (2 shots)
    0.30

    5.
    CU Detail of organ on roundabout
    0.40

    6.
    GV PAN exhibits
    0.45

    7.
    CU PAN men cleaning engines of old tractor
    0.50

    8.
    SV Children on roundabout
    0.54

    9.
    GV PAN Men cleaning engine of tractor
    1.00

    10.
    SV Old fairground steam tractor
    1.02

    11.
    CU Engine in operation
    1.04

    12.
    CU Man continues cleaning engine
    1.07

    13.
    CU Steam TILT TO engine in action
    1.14

    14.
    SV Little boy helps cleaning old steam truck
    1.26

    15.
    CU Man in old steam-engineers' clothes
    1.31

    16.
    SV Roundabout in operation
    1.33

    17.
    SV Engineer riding traction engine following large model in procession
    1.39

    18.
    CU Children riding on roundabout
    1.46



    Initials SGM/1125 SGM/1143



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: As millions off Britons took to the roads and railways on Saturday (August 28) at the beginning of the traditional three-day Bank Holiday weekend, a host of entertainments were laid on for them. They ranged from seaside resorts and archaeological digs to sporting events -- and, in Brentford, a rally of a bygone means of transport. Old steam engines, that is -- in all sizes, shapes and colours, some dating back to the 1890's. There were steam-rollers, tractors, lorries, steam-organs and fairground engines driving roundabouts for the younger fans. VISNEWS was also there, to see the proud owners polishing up their machines before the main events.

    SYNOPSIS: exhibition of old steam engines and a steam-driven fairground roundabout brought a splash of colour to Britain's traditional three-day August Bank Holiday weekend this week. There were steamrollers, tractors and lorries, steam organs and a variety of brightly-coloured old vehicles -- in all shapes and sizes, some dating back to the 1890's. The proud owners were there to, of course, polishing their machines until every immaculate detail glittered in the sunshine.

    The three-day event -- at a gardening centre in Brentford, Middlesex, -- included a Sunday Church service preached from the steps of the old steam roundabout -- said to be one of the finest-preserved examples of ist kind in the country. When not in use as a pulpit it was, of course, the centre of attraction for all the children -- probably the sixth generation to ride its "galloping horses". Thirty tons of coal, meanwhile, were brought in to keep the eighty or so exhibits working throughout the weekend, and three old steam organs provided the music.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADL9MPPJMH9N3TXXQNEI69SVLL
    Media URN:
    VLVADL9MPPJMH9N3TXXQNEI69SVLL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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