• Short Summary

    Princess Beatrice in London, Edgar Wallace Salvaged at Hull, Rubber Track Laid at West Ham Stadium, Manufacture of Belisha Beacons, Mummers' Parade

  • Description

    Full title reads: "News in a Nutshell".

    Princess Beatrice in London. Various shots of Infanta Donna Beatrice of Spain and new husband Prince Alessandro Torlonia of Italy arriving by aeroplane at Croydon Aerodrome. They get into a waiting car.

    Edgar Wallace Salvaged at Hull, Humberside. Various shots of salvage barge retrieving sunken trawler, Edgar Wallace, from bottom of River Humber. We see deep sea diver being helped aboard barge, having inspected the state of sunken boat.

    Rubber Track laid at West Ham Stadium, London. M/S of men laying rubber tiles on track. M/S of greyhounds racing over new rubber section of track. A track official asks a vet to inspect the paws of the racing dogs. The vet is satisfied with condition of dogs feet having run over new rubber tracks.

    Manufacture of Belisha Beacons, Birmingham. Various shots of factory floor where Belisha beacons (lights at zebra crossings) are being made. So many old beacons have been smashed by "skylarking youths" that Minister of Transport has demanded these lights be made of sturdier aluminium.

    Mummer's Parade, Philadelphia, United States of America (USA). Various shots of carnival procession through crowd lined streets. People in parade are in fancy dress; clowns, periods costumes, gangsters, men in drag, sailors.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:18:00 / 01:25:06:00

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