Mayflower II, replica of the famous ship of the Pilgrim fathers, sails for America.
GV. Plymouth promenade with crowds waiting to watch the Mayflower II, replica of the famous boat of the Pilgrim fathers, depart for America. GV. Mayflower lying out in the Plymouth Sound. SV. Mayflower anchored offshore in the Plymouth Sound. AS. Member of crew on mast ropes adjusting them. LV. Mayflower with stores going aboard. SV. Top shot, treasure chest being lowered into hold. SV. Two men pulling on rope to lower chest into hold. CU. Name on treasure chest. AS. Looking up at crow's nest. Two men climbing down rope ladder. CU. Man looking up at crow's nest. He then looks down. SV. Boys holding ship's cat. SV. Member of crew sitting on box peeling potatoes. GV. Crowds on promenade at Plymouth watching the crew come ashore for ceremony. SCU. Mayor of Plymouth W. J. Oats with ship's Commander Villiers in period costume. LV. Crew coming ashore dressed in period costume and being greeted by the Mayor. SV. Union Jack and US. flags. LV. Ceremony in progress. SV. Crowds watching. SV. Mayor of Plymouth handing over to Commander Villiers the portfolio collection of twelve large-scale photographs. Commander Villiers shakes hands with Mayor. SV. Members of the crew dressed in period costume watching. SV. Commander Villiers speaking (natural sound). He talks about great importance of sailing and ships like Mayflower. SV. Crowds watching. LV. Commander Villiers about to drink the health of the Mayor and the people of Plymouth from a large type of loving cup. SCU. Commander Villiers drinking from cup. SCU. Commander Villiers finishes drinking from cup and hands it over. LV. Commander Villiers with the Mayor of Plymouth walks down the famous steps to the small boat which will take them out to the Mayflower. SV. Group of people watching. GV. Mayflower crew rowing away in boat with Commander Villiers and the Mayor, & SV. Villiers waves from boat with the Mayor. AS. People waving from shore. LV. Boat drawing away from steps on route from the Mayflower. LV. People on the steps watching. GV. Mayflower being towed out of Plymouth Sound, surrounded by various small craft, & SV.
SV. Massed crowds on the banks watching. CU. Man looking through binoculars. GV. Mayflower moving out of Plymouth Sound, surrounded by small craft. Deck shot, from Mayflower, as it moves out of the Sound. SV. Seagull perched on top of the flag mast. CU. Seagull on mast head. GV. Mayflower being towed out. CU. Tow rope attached to the bow of the Mayflower. SV. Interior, below decks in crew's mess. The Second Mate Adrian Small sitting back to camera with beard. Godfrey Wicksteed and Danish Jan Junker at table sitting in front of him drinking tea out of large mugs. CU. Second Mate Adrian Small drinking tea from large mug. SV. In the galley Walter Godfrey of Ilford in white apron (right) and assistant cook Jack Scarr (a school teacher from Oxford) at the sink washing up. SV. Jack Scarr washing up. SV. Assistant cook Dick Brennan (owner of the "Pig and Pen" in the Strand, London) in the pantry. SV. Mayflower at sea in full sail. CU. Seagulls flying overhead. GV. Front of the Mayflower in full sail making her own way at sea.
(Lav. & Neg.) (Orig. D)