• Short Summary

    Various events take place around Britain during the Whitsun holidays.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Super Whitsun.

    Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Pan across crowded beach. Various shots of people asleep. M/S small boy with no clothes on walking down beach. M/S boys playing with lilo bed in the water. C/U young couple asleep in each others arms. M/S man taking a photograph. C/U girl eating ice cream. C/U man with funny hat on. M/S young couple walking away from funfair stall loaded with prizes. M/S roundabout, M/S spinning tubs. C/U girls caught over an air jet which is blowing their skirts up. M/S's from one of the amusement aeroplanes spinning round. L/S pan with log flume as it hits the water.

    Intertitle - 'Manchester' (Greater Manchester). M/S clergymen walking down street. Various shots of Anglican procession of witness making its way to the cathedral, Various shots as they carry religious banners in the procession. M/S pan down cathedral to people arriving. Various shots of procession and people watching. L/S cathedral with people in front.

    Intertitle - 'Welwyn' (Hertfordshire). Various shots people preparing for cart race and tinkering with their cars. C/U Brian Jordan with cigarette in his mouth putting his helmet on. M/S's as they pull their carts to the track. C/U man starting his up. The flag is dropped and they race off. Various shots as they race around the course. M/S people watching. M/S as Brian Jordan comes in to win. C/U as he takes his helmet off and smiles.

    Intertitle - 'White City' (London). L/S stadium where 3000 metre race in British Games meeting is to be held M/S Gordon Pirie talking to fans. M/S as he shakes hands with another man in line up. M/S crowds watching. C/U as starting gun fires and they start to run. Various shots of the race. G. E. Everett in the lead followed by A. D. Gordon and Derek Ibbotson. M/S woman shielding her eyes in crowd. M/S as Krzyszkowiak goes into the lead with Pirie behind. C/U ringing bell. M/S Pirie in lead with Rose Volgi second. M/S people watching. M/S of the two very close, Pirie just wins. M/S of him after race.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:55:00 / 01:30:34:00

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