• Short Summary

    Grown men relive their childhood at a Schoolboys' Exhibition which includes model trains and cars.

  • Description

    Olympia, London.

    M/S of a coat stand with a coat, umbrella and bowler hat hung on it. A man in a smart suit walks in and puts the hat on his head and the umbrella on his arm as if to go off for a day's work in the city, the camera pans down to show he is wearing roller skates on his feet. He adjusts the skates, picks up his briefcase and skates off. M/S of the man in full city attire skating along and round some markers. There is a sign saying 'Davies Roller Skates' in the background. The man skates along and round some markers, another man follows him, he is also dressed in a suit and bowler hat but he is eating some candy floss while he skates. Various shots of the men skating round, the narrator explains they are at the Schoolboys' Own Exhibition. M/S of a detailed model electric railway with trains running round the tracks, the camera follows one train round and shows two men operating it. It is a large model with several tracks. M/S from above of one of the men pulling levers on the control panel. M/S of an engine on a turntable as it moves round. C/U of the man's hands on the controls, C/U as the engine drives away from the turntable. M/S of a train coming out of a model of the Channel Tunnel. L/S of the whole model of the Channel Tunnel with various men sat round it. M/S as a train drives through the station and towards the tunnel. M/S as model cars drive round the 'Motor Car Terminal' before it.

    M/S of a young man throwing a yo-yo towards the camera, he turns away and carries on swinging it round. M/S of a young woman also playing with the yo-yo, M/S of the two of them. An older man comes into the frame and the girl gives him a yo-yo to play with. M/S from a low angle as he smiles and plays, L/S as more people join them . M/S of three model racing cars, a man is adjusting one of them. M/S as one man takes a can and puts petrol in the car, he puts it over a spinning wheel which starts it up. M/S from above as he puts the cars on the track. L/S as he starts the race, various shots of the race and two of the men playing. Various shots of the dials on the lap recorder, various shots of the cars racing round the track.
    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:58:00 / 01:18:58:00
    CP 370

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