• Short Summary

    An item about a firework testing at a factory at Hemel Hempstead.

  • Description

    Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

    Various shots of fireworks exploding against a night sky.

    M/S of a man wheeling a barrow past a row of wooden huts separated by blast screens - a fireworks factory. He takes a casket of gun powder from the barrow and takes it into one of the huts to factory worker, Taffy Davis. Various C/Us of Taffy assembling Roman Candles.

    Various shots of Ted Stent assembling Catherine Wheels. Ted is adding a jet propellant tube to the edge of the wheel to make it spin.

    Outside the huts, two men are wheeling a barrow covered in different fireworks. One of the men takes some of the fireworks to a field to test. He packs a large firework in sand and lights it. He steps back and times how long the firework lasts with a stop watch.

    More shots of fireworks going off at night.

    note: this testing ground is also featured in Colour Pictorial - CP 169, in story - FIREWORKS, found on Pathe Master tape *PM0073*.

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:28:00 / 01:21:18:00
    CP 416

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