• Short Summary

    News in a Nutshell includes 14 Golden Wedding couples in Belgium, Silver Jubilee decorations, and the yacht "Britannia" having new mast fitted.

  • Description

    Item title reads - News in a Nutshell.

    Cowes, Isle of Wight. M/S of fire float 'Massey Shaw', new from London County Council, floating on the water. M/S of crew attaching hoses to pumps, M/S as they pump water hundreds of feet into the air. Various shots of the huge jets, M/S of the vessel.

    Swansea, Wales. M/S of 6th Glamorgan Battalion of Welsh Regiment marching across the muddy football ground at Vetch Field. M/S of their new drums which are being presented by Lady Swansea. M/S of her stood with her young son Lord Swansea. M/S of the men stood with their drums. M/S's of G.O.C. Western Command presenting medals and shaking hands. M/S of Lady Swansea and her son with other officials. M/S of the Battalion giving three cheers for her. M/S as she watches them march past and salute.

    Quevauchamps, Belgium. Various shots of 14 couples walking along, they are all celebrating their Golden Weddings. L/S of them sat in chairs. M/S of one elderly couple. M/S as one man kisses his wife then dances around. Various shots as they all dance in couples then together in a circle.

    Portsmouth, Hampshire. M/S of the royal yacht "Britannia" going through an overhaul in the dock. M/S of new mast being hoisted upwards. M/S of the crane lifting it. M/S of battleship H.M.S. "Hood" in the background.

    London. M/S of a man digging at tree roots on Piccadilly. Various shots as poles are manoeuvred into position, they have crowns on top for the Silver Jubilee.

    M/S of new extendable ladder on a fire engine, various shots as they extend it to the top of a building, the camera pans up it. M/S from point of view of the top looking down to the ground, M/S as it starts to move down again.

    M/S of American coast guard in "Hermes" patrol boat. Various shots as it speeds through the water. M/S of Captain Herschfield (?) on the Bridge looking through a pair of binoculars. M/S of the sea, M/S as it washes over the bow, M/S of lifeboats. M/S of the sea crashing on the bow again.

    M/S of little boy driving a small model bus on the road in front of a real one, his name is Tommy Johnstone and his father built the bus for him. Various shots of him riding from Brighton to London with his father following him on a bicycle. M/S of children cheering. M/S as he rides past a real bus, various shot as they ride along and he arrives in London where a large crowd waits for him. M/S of comedian George Robey stood with him cracking jokes. M/S of George stood next to Tommy who is back in his bus.

    London. Various shots of a row of ladies walking across a road, they are dressed in Welsh National costume and are members of the Pontypridd Women's Choir who have come to sing before the royal family. M/S as camera pans across them.

    Note: the item 'Easter Holiday Crowds' is missing from this edition.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:29:00 / 01:41:59:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    "Various shots as poles are manoeuvred" - they're manoeuvred by a Mowlem Construction Company crane.

    In the penultimate story, about Tommy Johnstone, the shots list reads "model bus on the road in front of a real one" - the real bus is a Leyland Tiger TS4.

    That same story twice refers to Tommy Johnstone's father - the father's name was Ernest Johnstone, and he built the scale model bus. More of his models can be seen in clips 1261.10 and 1630.24.

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