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  • Short Summary

    Small planes fly in a competition while others enjoy the seaside of this Kent town.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "News In A Nutshell".
    Intertitle reads: "Ramsgate".

    Ramsgate, Kent.

    VS of a 'Flying Fleas' competition. Small one man monoplanes take off from a field. A small crowd has gathered to watch. MS a group of small boys look skywards. VS of small planes flying above. MS of pilot on ground wiping face. CU plane engine which appears to have leaked. MS a pilot is presented with a trophy by a woman dignitary. Line up of prize winners.

    Various holiday scenes - people climb on board a mini train. Travel shot from train as it enters a tunnel. Shots of the train as it comes out of the tunnel. Elevated shot of people getting off train. Two shots of busy beach and seafront. Group of people walk along empty stretch of beach.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel. Matches missing item from 36/63.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:31:00 / 01:46:40:00
    36/63 / UNI GAZ ROLL 12

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  1. says

    Note - "a woman dignitary" is my Great Grandmother Ellen Stead (nee Sykes), with my great grandfather Harry Stead, who was mayor of Ramsgate 1935 - 1937. The family has some large press / publicity photos of the same event. We can supply further biographical info on Ellen and Harry if that is useful.

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