• Short Summary

    David Cecil (aka Windy Blow) shows some children how to make animals out of balloons.

  • Description

    C/Us of David Cecil blowing up a long thin balloon at his home in Golders Green, London. He twists and ties the balloon as the commentator tells us he "is a professional balloon modeller and in show business he's better known as 'Windy Blow'".

    M/S as we see Windy sitting on a sofa with three small children who all have a go at balloon modelling too - "Uncle Windy is never short of eager pupils" says commentator. C/Us of a little girl, Sarah, as her balloon springs back to it's normal shape; Windy encouraging her; Sarah is then seen twisting the balloon into another shape.

    Commentator tells us "The balloons are all blown up to a certain size, depending on the room temperature - a knack Windy learned while developing his one lung in hospital after losing the other at the Anzio beach-head" - blimey! C/U of Windy making a balloon sausage-dog or dachshund. C/U of Windy's nephew Ian struggling to make a shape with his balloon; he looks a bit downhearted until Windy takes over and turns the tangled balloon into a swan.

    C/Us of the other small boy, John, working on his balloon; then of Sarah holding up a balloon dog she has made. M/S of the children sitting around Windy on the sofa as he puts the finishing touches to a balloon hat and places it on Sarah's head; C/U of Sarah in the hat. M/S as Windy puts an American Indian-style hat on Ian's head; Ian doesn't look too impressed by Windy's Indian noises made by waggling his finger around in his mouth, but eventually manages a smile. C/U of Sarah making American Indian noises.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:04:00 / 01:14:13:00
    CP 067

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