• Short Summary

    Planting seeds by plane, cycle racing from Manchester and Easter holidays in Blackpool.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Around Britain".

    Josiah Tomkins, an enterprising Northamptonshire farmer sows wheat from an aeroplane as normal methods are impossible on the boggy ground.

    CU Tomkins walking in soggy rutted fields to his plane. CU His feet squelching in the mud. MS he enters his Miles Aerovan, aeroplane. MS LS Wheat seed being sprayed out from the back of the plane Various good shots of the plane in flight. CU seeds sticking to the muddy soil.

    International cycle track meeting at Manchester, Lancashire.

    MS of crowd watching from stand. VS the 1000 metres in progress. British Amateur champion Reg Harris leads nearly all the way. CU Harris in cycling kit, on his machine after winning. As he turns round the name of his cycling club (The Manchester Wheelers) is seen on his back.

    Random shots taken in Blackpool, Lancashire over the Easter holiday.

    CU angle shot looking down at a pair of feet walking along. MS the shadow of the cameraman cast on the pavement. LS the view along the promenade with the comparatively few people there, walking briskly to keep warm, pan up to Blackpool Tower. Walking shots through people walking along promenade and seaside front - it looks cold. LS View of Blackpool as seen through the girders of the tower as the cameraman ascends it. CU the skirt and trouser legs of a couple standing at the top of the tower are whipped by the breeze. LS Elevated view of the deserted promenade and beach. MS low angle shot of Blackpool Tower. MS a family, true to tradition ride along the promenade in a horse drawn coach. MS Pictures taken by the cameraman whilst riding on the roller coaster. (Good shot for fairground atmosphere) LS the deserted beach.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:00:00 / 01:29:36:00

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