• Short Summary

    Children's soapbox derby, a man roller-skis in suburbia and an elephant takes a bath at a zoo.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'PEEPS THROUGH THE WINDOW OF THE WORLD'.

    Various locations of events.

    In Houghton near Johannesburg, South Africa we see various shots of a huge children's soapbox derby. An enormous crowd lines the track. Shots of children coming down the track in their carts, two at a time. One poor boy turns his car over and people rush to help him.

    Various shots of a man in Tooting or Norwood, South London, demonstrating his own invention of roller-skis - two short planks of wood with thin wheels attached that he straps onto his feet. He has two ski poles to help him along and 'roller-skis' along suburban streets. They don't look very stable! We then see the man holding onto a rope attached to a car driving in front of him as if water-skiing. He seems to be doing ok, but then falls over.

    At the zoo in Pretoria, South Africa, we see several shots of an elephant taking a bath. He drinks water coming out of a hole in his bath. Children watch as the animal splashes about in his bath.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1644.12
    Media URN:
    52136
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:37:00 / 01:21:56:00
    Canister:
    PSP 886

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