300 mothers with sons in the military at Hanworth Park.
Mother's Day - 300 mothers at Hanworth Park, Feltham, London.
Event for mothers with sons in the military. Opens with shot of fairground with women walking around; tents in BG. 3 women in FG; walking toward camera; 2 of them old ladies in lots of black fabric - Victorian-style fashion.
Next a very silly; funny scene: a line of women in a wacky contest trying to eat muffins (look more like rock cakes or current buns to me - SL) hanging from a string; while others watch. Then the same contest for the men (all young; presumably the sons of these Mothers); they go at it in a more vigorous way; they have their hands tied behind their backs; and are wearing newspapers tucked into their shirts for bibs; a crowd is gathered; laughing. CU of one of the participants in action; getting the last of a bun in his mouth. Definitely not an example of good manners for eating.
Another contest and a very weird one: 2 men are on the ground with a pole under their knees and over their elbows; and they are trying to knock each other over or something -- they just keep scooting around on the ground; sort of wrestling without arms in some weird manner; 2 other men recline on the grass behind them; watching; and a ring of other spectators stand around them.
Festivals; funny contests; World War One.
G 387 B.
Amendment March 2011:
The man in the foreground attempting to eat the bun is almost certainly J. A. Whitehead, own of Whitehead Aircraft Ltd. He is also shown wearing a hat amongst the ladies who are watching the men wrestling.