• Short Summary

    A film to advertise Britain's cultural and sporting events - football, motor racing and ceremonial.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Eventful Britain - British Travel Association Film".

    Various shots of annual Town Criers' Competition at Hastings. VS of Old Crocks / Veteran Car race from London to Brighton.

    Various shots of motor racing at Goodwood. Shots of car on fire being put out. VS of Farnborough Air Show. Lots of jet planes taking off. Crowds look around various modern planes including Vulcan bombers. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is there to watch.

    VS of Annual National Steam Traction Engine rally. Shots of various old traction engines like 'Pandora' and 'May Queen'. They hold races and competitions at Appleford in Berkshire.

    VS of Henley Royal Rowing Regatta. Lots of rowing and being messing about in boats and on the banks. VS of Cowes Week in the Isle of Wight. Good shots of yachting races. VS of FA Cup football final match. Stanley Matthews is seen in action. Prince Philip is there. Queen Elizabeth II presents the trophy. Possibly Blackpool V Bolton.

    VS of London. Buskers dance in the streets. VS of Pearlies Harvest Festival. VS of the Lord Mayor's Show Procession. Various military displays as part of the build up to the Royal Tournament. Royal Marines display at Olympia.

    Spacing.

    Various shots of the Trooping of the Colour ceremony in London. Queen Elizabeth II rides from Buckingham Palace to Horseguards' Parade. VS of the marching of the massed bands. The Colour is trooped. Prince Philip is watching from next to the Queen. VS of march past.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    2759.05
    Media URN:
    81290
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:12:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:03:00 / 01:45:00:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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