• Short Summary

    People celebrating Victory Day at holiday spots around Britain.

  • Description

    Title reads: "The Provinces and Scotland".

    People all over country celebrate Victory Day on Whitsun 1946.

    Various shots of holiday crowds at beaches on South coast. Queues at tea stall on beach (chilly weather means ice cream hut is deserted). M/S of people at winkle stall. L/S of Brighton (?) Pier, Sussex, pan to people in deck chairs on beach. Various shots of crowds on seaside promenade and on rides at funfair.

    C/U of man who has fallen asleep whilst feeding his baby, pan to rest of family having a picnic on sand. M/S of young boy endeavouring to lead stubborn donkey. Great shots young women paddling in sea. Various shots girls riding donkeys, one girls topples off. Various shots of people sheltering from wind behind deck chair barricades and inside thick winter coats.

    Various shots of open air dancing at Kelvin Park, Glasgow. Many of the men dancing are servicemen. Various shots of huge crowd watching open air concert party, we see banjo band performing on stage. Various shots of train arriving at Loch Lomond. Crowds take trips around Loch on paddle steamer.

    L/S of Blackpool promenade with tower in background, Lancashire. Various shots of ice cream, shrimp and fish and chip stalls. Various shots of pier at Southport, Lancashire, people are rowing on lake. Various shots of Manchester Piccadilly, although bunting hangs from lamppost there are few people on streets. C/U of eccentric old man next to Manchester's Cenotaph, he wears lots of antique medals pinned to his chest. Various C/Us of newspapers announcing more food cuts and introduction of synthetic beer. C/U of Victory banner across street with cynical message: "No beer, no baccy, no bread". C/U of "Chad" sign reading "Wot nothing to buy?".

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:28:00 / 01:26:32:00

Comments (1)

  1. Diane Fackerell says

    My dad told me that when he went to the cinema with his sister, he saw his mum on Pathe News reel. I searched for ages trying to find this clip, (the title of the clip didn’t help!) My dad said his mum had had the Blackpool rock made for the comedian Tommy Handley because he had mentioned her in his act and it brought her more work as a professional Fat Lady.

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