• Short Summary

    The Whitsun holiday: a church parade in Manchester, athletics from the British International Games and Motor Racing from Brooklands. Finally is a story on flooding from Colorado

  • Description

    Manchester, Lancashire. - White City, London.
    Brooklands Race Track, Surrey. - Colorado, United States of America (USA).

    WS. Street with columns of children taking part in a Whit Sunday parade organised by the Manchester Churches. WS. Church officials carrying banners. WS. Women dressed in period costume from 1635 the year of the foundation of their church the Holy Trinity, Salford. WS. Line of small girls in period costumes holding hands. WS. Procession with banners. LS. Girls dressed in their Sunday best. MS. Tilt down banner of St. Stephen's church Salford. LS. Banner "Peace" tilt down to young girls carrying ribbons.

    White City: LS. The start of the 100 yards race at the International British Games athletics event. CU. Winner. WS. Crowd. WS. Pan runners as No. 2 passes No. 5 in a middle distance event pan to see the No. 2 win the event. CU. Winner. WS. Start of the 120 yards hurdles. CU. Winner.

    Brooklands: WS. Crowds at the Whitsun holiday meeting at Brooklands a car makes its way through the crowds. WS. Crowds as a racing car makes its way through. LS. Cars lined up for the start of a race the starter works his way down the line letting each car away on their handicap. WS. spectators leaning over a fence as cars race beneath them.

    LS. The chequered flag. LS. Mountain handicap race cars taking a very tight corner and sliding as they go. WS. Car overtaking on the banking. WS. Crowds watching the motor racing. LS. Looking over the edge of the banking as cars appear to be heading towards camera. WS. Cars racing on the banking.

    Moving pictures of a couple stranded by flood waters on the roof of their car. They are finally swept away to their death despite the efforts of rescue workers.

    Colorado: WS. Fast moving flood water. WS. A bridge submerged by flood water. WS. Buildings submerged by water and a couple waving as they are stranded on the roof of their car. WS. Rescuers trying to get ropes to them.

    WS. Naked man climbing into the water to carry a line to the stranded couple. WS. The Couples car is swept away. WS. Flood water pouring around buildings. WS. Flood water.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:26:00 / 01:31:50:00

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