• Short Summary

    Good round up of events taking place over the Whitsun holiday.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Whitsun. Holiday Round Up".

    GV Bus stands outside Victoria Station, London deserted due to strike. LV Buses inside garage. LV Line of buses inside garage. SV Backs of buses in line. MV Queues of people waiting for trains. GV Cars for sale outside garage, man and his wife and two children looking at them. SV Sign reading "Buy a Guaranteed Car from us and be safe, don't rely on Buses". LV Garage owner showing husband the "Bus Strike" bargain. SV Husband testing steering on car. SV Another man walking from car to garden gate, children come streaming out of house with buckets and spades ready for trip to the sea. SV Father helping children into car. CU Little boy standing on pavement with his mother, pan to him holding "potty". SV Mother getting in car with little boy. LV Car moves away. SV Children waving from back of car as they drive off. Various shots of rain falling.

    GV Members of Birkenhead Model Yacht and Power Club carrying their model yachts alongside lake in Merseyside. SV Yacht Club sign. SV Mr. Jones of Morecambe with the only twin keeled boat in existence. CU Twin keels. CU Man adjusting yacht. GV Model yachts carried to lake. SV Two people looking on. GV "The Off", model yachts race across lagoon. SV Sails of one of the yachts. SV Winning yacht being guided to bank by owner.

    GV Yachts being prepared at Whitstable, Kent for race. LV Yachts at the waters edge. CU Name "Flying Dutchy". CU Name "Jonker Cabeliau" SV Mr. Verhagen from Rotterdam. GV Yachts at start. SV Cannon firing. SV Verhagen sailing. GV Two yachts racing. GV Yachts turning. LV Yachts racing. SV Yacht ploughing through choppy water. LV Verhagen's yacht passing winning post. SV 2 people looking through binoculars. SV Winner, Mr. Verhagen.

    GV Massed collection of caravans at Caravan Club rally at Harewood House. LV Caravans. SV Caravan being towed in. CU Man with moustache and Sherlock Holmes hat. LV People going into oldest caravan at Harewood, which is a 1926 one. GV Shops on camp site. SV Woman at milkman's tent. CU 'Grocer' sign. SV Lady with two children at grocery tent Sign 'Licensed Bar Tent - Open'. GV beer tent. LV Modern caravan. CU Sign in window reading 'Not at Home'. GV Harewood House. GV Queue outside Harewood House. GV Int. Visitors inside looking at paintings and furniture. SV People walking through room. SV Paintings hanging on wall, pan to fireplace and tables and chairs.

    White City Stadium, London. GV Runners coming up to the start of the International 2 mile. CU Starter firing gun. LV Field of runners starting and BV round bend. LV Gordon Pirie lying 5th in 4th place is Szabo, of Hungary, and Derek Ibbotson in second place. CU Man looking through long binoculars. LV Runners rounding bend in same order. LV Spectators. LV Ibbotson starting to pass Stan Eldon. SV Spectators applauding as runners come into final straight. LV Szabo running level with Ibbotson and then passing him very closely followed by Pirie. LV Pirie running neck and neck with Szabo, Pirie manages to break tape a few inches in front of Szabo. LV Spectators. CU Pirie at end of the race.

    CU Sign post reading "Southend 22 3/4 miles". BV. Children and father pushing their car down road. (Funny end.) (Neg.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:08:00 / 01:21:08:00

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