• Short Summary

    Safety helmets are made and tested at a factory in Wheathampstead.

  • Description

    Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire.

    Several shots of protective helmets being made for cyclists at a factory. Men operate machinery to make the helmet shapes and cut them. A woman lines the helmets then they are tested for strength by having a weight dropped on them from a height of 4 foot.

    Several shots of motorcyclists competing in the TT Races on the Isle of Man. A rider comes over the finish line; chequered flag is waved. He is probably Geoff Duke, racing motorcyclist.

    Note: small news cutting on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1317.12
    Media URN:
    43575
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:08:00 / 01:22:01:00
    Canister:
    NP 448

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The company making the headgear here is the very aptly named "Helmets Ltd".

    "Several shots of motorcyclists competing in the TT" - No.3 is Roy Evans, No. 8 is Cromie McCandless.

    "A rider comes over the finish line; chequered flag is waved. He is probably Geoff Duke" - he IS Geoff Duke. he, and the two previous men named, were all competing in the 1952 Junior TT.

  2. maryann says

    The first person in the video is actually my Father, Mr Reginald Cole.

    The second man in the video is Mr Alfred Biggs

    We don't know who the lady is

    Mrs Linda Shield

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