• Short Summary

    Decorated ARP shelters in London, cyclists in Lancashire and a mountain car in Scotland.

  • Description

    Titles read: "CINETOPICALITIES IN BRIEF",

    Various locations of events.

    In Walworth, London, we see Mr Hull walking about his tiny garden and looking at his abundant plants and flowers. We then see a lady bending down to go inside an air raid (ARP) shelter, concealed behind the plants. In Forest Gate we see a line of gardens behind terraced houses. In one of them is Mr Walmsley's shelter surrounded by concrete walls and a flower bed on top. Mr Pettengale's shelter in Edmonton looks like a mediaeval castle with turrets and wooden doors.

    In Walton le Dale, Lancashire, we see Tom Hughes - 74 years old today - riding past on a bicycle with other members of a veterans' cycling club. People wave as they go by. Tom shakes hands with another old gentleman and cuts his birthday cake. Brief shot of the group cycling off.

    Near Loch Lomond in Scotland we see people riding a tiny car with caterpillar wheels riding up steep hills and over bumpy fields. C/U of the engine. The car goes by, pulling a man sitting in a little trailer with a rifle and a two dogs.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1196.11
    Media URN:
    41305
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:15:00 / 01:19:16:00
    Canister:
    PT 496

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