• Short Summary

    The Wirenguard family perform acrobatic stunts from top of high pole. Battersea, London.

  • Description

    Acrobatic stunts in Battersea Park, London.

    M/Ss of crowds of people looking directly upwards, some shade their eyes with hands. L/S of two girls and man (the Wiren family) up large pole which is spinning round in circles. Various shots of the family performing several death-defying stunts which involve balancing precariously on the edge of the pole. The commentator says that there is no safety harness below. C/Us of girls watching below. L/S's of the father Ossian climbs through large hoop on pole and balances upside down. More shots of stunts and people watching before the family eventually climbs down.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1291.14
    Media URN:
    34594
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1951
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:46:00 / 01:23:11:00
    Canister:
    NP 360

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