• Short Summary

    Different ways to entertain children at London Airport, including a playground with rides.

  • Description

    London Airport.

    L/S of a playground with a pond in the middle, M/S of the pond with people sat round it.

    M/S of a family, with a father and two boys and a girl, she is nine year old Avril Walsh from St Albans. She climbs into a white globe with antennae on the top, her father and the boys spin it round, it has 'Sputnik' written on the side, there are several different rides in a row behind it. C/U of the family spinning the Sputnik round. Shot taken from inside the Sputnik as it revolves, everything is a blur. M/S of the father helping Avril out of the Sputnik.

    C/U of a helicopter rotor going round, M/S of a little blonde girl in the helicopter ride, she is 19 month old Christine Wyatt from Lichfield. C/U of Christine who waves, she is wearing a pink cardigan and has a big ribbon in her hair. C/U of the rotor again. C/U of Christine in the helicopter waving.

    M/S of three and a half year old Alex Ross in a model boat, the 'S.S. Blue Star' which is rocking. C/U of Alex ringing the bell on the boat and turning the wheel. M/S of children playing on a slide and M/S of other children playing on a seesaw. L/S of children playing on the slide and a climbing frame, there are aeroplanes on a runway in the background. L/S of the airport with people walking about in the public enclosure and aeroplanes taxiing on the runway.

    L/S of an aeroplane taxiing on the runway. M/S of a young lady, Miss Florence Kingdon an ex W.R.A.F. flying officer, looking through a pair of binoculars from a lookout tower in the Queens Building. She is sat at a desk with control panels in front of her. C/U of Florence looking through binoculars, she puts them down and looks over towards her right.

    C/U of two tape machines which give details of aircraft movements. She is there to give general information about the types of aircraft landing and taking off for the interest of the passengers. M/S of her picking up a microphone, C/U of the switchboard which is made by 'Parmexo', she reaches over and switches on the microphone. M/S of Florence talking into the microphone. C/U of a loudspeaker on the wall outside.

    L/S of aeroplanes and a row of trucks on the runway, four boys are stood in the foreground watching them. M/S of two boys, twelve year old Bob Ayres who is looking through some binoculars, and twelve year old Bill Macmillan both from Colnbrook, they both have paper and pens. L/S of the public enclosure and runway behind. M/S of the two boys again, C/U of Bill writing, he has a copy of 'Civil Aircraft Markings' under his paper. C/U of Bill's face, he is wearing a green visor.

    L/S of an aeroplane taxiing on the runway. M/S of two other boys, twelve year old Terry Parker is looking through a telescope. Shot of aeroplanes as seen through the telescope.

    L/S of the observation tower. L/S of an aeroplane starting its turbo jet engines on the runway. C/U of the other boy, twelve year old Allen Inns writing in a book and taking a sandwich out of his satchel, he takes a couple of bites as he watches the aeroplanes. L/S of an aeroplane taking off, the camera follows it as it climbs.

    Note: Good general shots of aeroplanes and the airport.

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    Film ID:
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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:36:00 / 01:41:02:00
    CP 187

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