• Short Summary

    A hot air balloon takes off from Houghton Regis, then immediately gets stuck in a tree.

  • Description

    Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire.
    Note: the commentator incorrectly says "Sussex".

    Various shots of a hot air balloon being prepared for takeoff on a common by members of the British Balloonist and Airship Club; quite a large crowd of people are gathered to watch. The huge balloon slowly inflates and several men run along, carrying the basket and trying to get it airborne.

    The balloon flies a short distance at a low level, then staggers over a wall and gets stuck in a tree. Several shots of the balloon stuck in the branches of the tree, and being untangled.

    Note: the exact location of the common is not stated. Cuts exist - see separate record.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    427.11
    Media URN:
    4337
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1968
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:38:00 / 02:00:25:00
    Canister:
    CP 694
  • Part of…

    ELEVATED TRACTOR LONDON AIRPORT THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT AIDA FOSTER SCHOOL

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment