• Short Summary

    New in brief - stories for this issue are all about Easter holiday entertainment.

  • Description

    News in a nutshell. There is no opening title.

    Intertitle reads: "Tinsley Green, Sussex".

    A crowd are gathered outside a pub to see British Marbles Championship. Two teams compete - one from London Transport, the other from Southern Railway. Various shots of men playing marbles in chalk circle. The men from London Transport all wear their work uniforms. London Transport are the winners - a posh looking lady presents their captain with a silver beer tankard. His team lifts him onto their shoulders.

    Intertitle reads: "Darlington".

    Various shots of a speed walking race between Darlington (Durham) and Sunderland (Tyne and Wear). Includes shots of "veteran walker" Tom Payne (featured in previous Pathe Gazette stories). Mr. Fletcher of Derbyshire Sports' Club wins. As he reaches the finish line a crowd gathers around him. He gives his wife / girlfriend a big kiss.

    Intertitle reads: "Blackpool and Margate".

    Easter holiday scenes at Blackpool (Lancashire) and Margate (Kent). L/S of Blackpool Tower. Various shots of holiday makers on promenade - girls in matching bikinis, dog in pram strapped to roof of car travelling along sea front. M/S of girls running into sea. M/S of girls sitting on donkeys backwards. Various crowd scenes. Various shots of roller coaster and other funfair rides. Brief shot of girls with donkey on beach.

    Note: the following sections in this item are missing; Arizona's Boulder Dam tested in America, Berlin and London Zoo, international cycling at Herne Hill, King Leopold of Belgium reviews his troops and London Van horse parade.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:50:00 / 01:48:01:00

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