Sir Alan Cobham attends Manchester carnival - the 'Pageant of Industry'.
Full title reads: "Manchester Civic Week. Gay two mile long pageant of industry ... spectacular feature of historic week".
Various shots of carnival procession going down crowd lined city streets - including floats, steam rollers, tractors etc. Theme seems to be industry: lots of machines and advertisements for products. M/S of Mayor of Manchester and dignitaries watching parade from platform.
Various shots of crowd in field, Mayor in foreground, chatting to people around him. Various L/Ss of aeroplanes in flight. Panning shots of crowds in city waiting for pageant to pass. M/S of man giving speech from platform, policemen stand guard in foreground. Panning shot of policemen standing in front of crowd, many wear War medals. M/S of Sir Alan Cobham giving speech from platform. More general crowd shots. Panning shot aeroplane taking off. M/S Cobham in back chauffeur driven car surrounded by crowd. M/S mayor getting into chauffeur driven car. Various shots brass band marching in parade. More shots of floats.
Various out takes shots from another Gazette story - NEW IRISH NATIONAL PARTY - in G 1330. See separate record for details.
Intertitle reads: "Huge crowds greeted Sir Alan Cobham, K.B.E., despite his belated arrival".
M/S of Cobham's car driving through crowd lined street with mounted police escort. M/S of Cobham walking along next to mayor. More shots Cobham giving speech, some C/U. More shots of crowds. More general crowd shots.
Note: item appears unedited - shots not in chronological order. AH 2001.