• Short Summary

    News in brief from around the World.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "News in a Nutshell".

    Intertitle reads: "Grasmere".

    Sports at Grasmere, Cumbria. Various shots of Beagle race ("the hound trails"). Various shots of men running over hilly countryside - the Fell race over Butter Crags. R. Gilpin is winner, followed by J. Barnes. Both are from Keswick.

    Intertitle reads: "Shrewsbury".

    Shrewsbury Floral Fete, Shropshire (Salop). Various shots of motorcycle stunts by soldiers of Royal Corps of Signals. Large crowds also watch acrobatic trio perform on outdoor stage. Various shots of people looking at a flower display.

    Intertitle reads: "Deal and St. Ives".

    Children's fishing contests at Deal (Kent) and St. Ives (Cambridgeshire). M/S of man giving out bait to kids. Various shots of crowds of children fishing off Deal pier. M/S of crowd of kids walking over ancient bridge in St. Ives. Each carries fishing rods. Various shots of children taking part in angling competition in River Ouse.

    Intertitle reads: "Southsea - Ryde".

    Swimming race from Hampshire coast to Isle of Wight. L/S of competitors diving into sea. Various shots of the swim across the Solent. Mr. C. Rogers of Gosport wins. We see him holding a trophy.

    Intertitle reads: "Weymouth".

    Weymouth's new fire engine christened, Dorset. The Lady mayoress makes a speech and smashes champagne bottle on fire engine ('Barkus'). The firemen then demonstrate their new hoses to a crowd - they direct the water into the sea. Various shots of girls from "local show" having water fight with hoses and firemen. Girls wear only swimsuits and firemen's helmets - saucy!

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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:
    01:35:21:00 / 01:40:36:00

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