Elaborate fireworks displays at Sutton and Crystal Palace.
Filmed at Sutton, Surrey and Crystal Palace - a story about fireworks.
Guy Fawkes is mentioned in an intertitle. M/S of a man at work in the open air making fireworks. He uses a mallet to pound part of the firework into a tube. Display frames are made - high angle shot of a man making frames of letters which presumably will spell "Fireworks". L/S of a group of women working on a large circular display framework. Camera pans to show women packing fireworks in a case of straw. High angle shot of a procession of workers carrying firework frames towards the camera.
"But the thing that matters to young and old is the display." Night shots of various Catherine Wheels and displays. Various rockets, roman candles etc. What must be a real person with lights on his suit chases a model car with lights attached - pretty impressive. The shapes of battleships are decked out with lights. Flares and explosions emerge from the ships as if in battle. It seems to be a very large and expensive fireworks extravaganza. Lighted planes fly in the sky.
Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 660.
Note: a Pathe website user has informed us that Brocks had a fireworks factory in Sutton, Surrey.