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    Bertram Mills circus trains at Ascot - getting ready for Olympia.

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    Full title reads: "CIRCUS PREPARES FOR TOWN".

    Ascot, Berkshire.

    Bertram Mills circus prepares at Ascot, before coming to London's Olympia. High angle long shot of horses performing in ring. Shetland ponies trotting beneath horses. Close up shot of Shetland ponies trotting beneath horses. Towards and pan, ponies and horses moving round ring. Horses walk forward in line towards trainer. Back view of the trainer. Horses prancing on rear legs. Towards and pan, Lilian Whitmak, Danish girl, standing on horse. Back view of Lilian standing on horse, she slips don and sits on horse. Man preparing clothes for circus, pan to woman sewing. Several shots of woman sewing. Man inspecting coat. Close up shot of hands and coat. Close up shot of man inspecting coat. Lilian Whitmak modelling horse's head. Close up shot of Lilian, pan to horse's head. Tony Yelding trying on new coat. Two elephants 'Manilla' and 'Jenny' knocking ball to each other, playing cricket. Close up shot of trunk of elephant bowling ball. Close up shot of elephant's trunk at other end holding bat up to elephant wearing hat. Several shots of tigers cage with Togare making tiger lie down. Close up shot of Togare in cage. Tiger jumping from one pedestal to another. Tiger jumping through hoop held by Togare.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:44:09:00 / 01:45:14:00

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