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  • Short Summary

    Bride and groom, Major Openshaw and Miss Bruce, get off to a flying start

  • Description

    Item title reads: " First Bridegroom pilot. Well known aviator, Major Openshaw, after marriage to Miss A.J Bruce, flies his bride in his own machine for honeymoon at Bournemouth."

    Yeovil, Somerset

    M/S bride and groom emerge from a church through a guard of honour - an arch made by people holding wing formers. The crowd throw flowers or rice at them - quite hard - and they laugh. At the airfield, the bride and groom don flying helmets and goggles watched by smiling guests - two girls tie a silver slipper to the underside of a wing. The couple board the plane, - the bride still with bouquet, pose for the camera and the plane taxis away. It takes off, banks, and flies into distance.

    Note: another poular flying story for 1927.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    676.30
    Media URN:
    32874
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:11:00 / 01:46:30:00
    Canister:
    G 1389

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