• Short Summary

    Lord Lonsdale opens a new airport at Doncaster.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "DONCASTER AIR PORT - Lord Lonsdale declares 'drome officially open."

    Doncaster, Yorkshire.

    Close up shot of Lord Lonsdale declaring Doncaster airport open. People gathered around looking on - several planes are seen in background.

    Lord Lonsdale wishes it good luck and then flies the mast. The flag flying.

    Formation of planes flying. Crowds looking. One of the planes descends.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    785.34
    Media URN:
    9616
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:13:00 / 01:44:04:00
    Canister:
    34/44

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Attached is a magazine article of the era reporting the opening of Doncaster airport. It identifies the date of the opening as being 26 May 1934......

    www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchiv
    e/view/1934/1934 - 0544.html

    "One of the planes descends" - it's a Handley Page HP.33 Clive 1, Reg. No. G-ABYX.

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