Excellent retrospective looking back over 50 years - this reel features great sporting events.
Here's to the Memory - Part 3.
Beginning missing. Royal carriage at Ascot (very short shot). Horse race begins - Goodwood. Steve Donohue (Donoghue) the jockey mounts a horse. Wimbledon - Suzanne Lenglen plays. Oval - Jack Hobbs makes his 125th Century. 1927 football Cup Final at Wembley. Cardiff v Arsenal. Crowd invades the pitch. Greyhound / whippet racing - a very amateur affair and a proper racetrack. Motorcycle racing and motor racing at Brooklands. Wall of death, various stunts including riding a motorcycle through a pane of glass and driving a car over a building.
01:22:55 - Lord Brabazon talks of the miraculous flights of the time and speed records. Flying meetings, various aviators and their machines. Wilbur (sp?) Wright, Graham White, Gustav Hammel (?), Pegoed (?) Cody, Sopwith etc. are mentioned in narration and possibly seen. Alcock and Brown. Ross and Keith Smith. Charles Lindbergh. Kingsford Smith. Crowds of people crowd around aviator - Jim Mollison? Amelia Earhart. Jean Batten (sp?). Amy Johnson. Sir Alan Cobham. Various aircraft taking off, biplanes, seaplanes, glider flying over snowy mountain and over a tiny island.
01:26:40 - 1920s scenes of a large number of people punting along a river (Boulter's Lock?). A group of young people and their dog have a picnic. A promenade. Ladies at the races. A group of women climb aboard the "Never Stop Railway". Yachts. Group of bright young things sitting on deck chairs on the beach. Punting in Henley (?).
01:27:50 - Charleston on top of a black cab (Santos Casani and Jose Lennard - see EP099). Various other 1920s dancers, mostly couples but also a comedy dance and a chorus girl routine - short segments but a good montage.
End of Part 3.