• Short Summary

    Short Documentary film about events around that date throughout the century.

  • Description

    Title reads: "This Day - February 18th". Short Documentary film about events around that date throughout the century.

    Feb 1956 - TV antennas in 1956, for first independent television. Earlier shots of aerials for first broadcasts in 1935. Television in its early stages: spinning wheels, flickering lens, etc.
    1920s CU buffer belt keeps gentlemen at distance when dancing. VS Rag in Birmingham.
    Feb 1924 - Scenes of rail strike, idle engines and stations. Strikers meet an MP Mr Bromley. VS Man bending steel bars around head. VS of Birmingham firemen in training.
    Feb 1924 - First Labour government. CU Ramsay MacDonald. VS of Arthur Henderson.
    Feb 1925 - Birmingham's Hall of Memory opened. Admiral Jellicoe riding through streets of Birmingham, inspecting naval troops.
    Feb 1929 - Duke and Duchess of York open generating station in Coleshill. VS of Hams Hall power station. Duke (later King George VI) starts generator.
    Feb 1927 - Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) visits British Industries Fair (BIF).


    Feb 1925 CU silversmith working on Grand National horse racing trophy.
    VS of Major Henry Segrave trying out his Sunbeam car in Wolverhampton. Car is packed into crate for trip to Daytona Beach, Florida.
    VS survey of 1920s fashions. Lots of dresses and coats. Mainly evening and day wear. Shots of very tall woman.
    Feb 1921 - Mrs Goodyear wins Ladies golf championship.
    Feb 1925 - VS of mens walking race from Nottingham to Birmingham. And junior competition in 1921 in Manchester. VS of Newcastle V Manchester City football match in 1924. Shots of Aston Villa V Burnley in 1924.

    Compilation of material from the Pathe Library - Paperwork gives details of sources. Made in 1956.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1922 - 1954
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:28:00 / 02:01:27:00

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