• Short Summary

    Bouncing and silly business on the Butlin's trampoline.

  • Description

    Skegness, Lincolnshire.

    At Butlin's Holiday Camp we see several shots of a man and then a girl bouncing about on a trampoline on the grass while a large crowd watches. The girl turns somersaults, then leaps off the trampoline and lands in a mid-air swan dive in a man's arms - hoopla!

    We then see several brief shots of campers having a go on the trampoline, mostly just flopping onto their stomachs and backs. One man seems to come down right on the very edge of the trampoline, where it isn't bouncy - youch!

    Two athletic men drag a girl from her seat among the spectators; one of the men carries her to the trampoline and throws her onto it; then they bounce up and down on it so that she, sitting, also bounces. The net petticoats of her full skirt fly up, showing her knickers! (Lucky she remembered to put them on that day.) Then a comedy policeman appears, climbs onto the trampoline and does some silly business, bouncing about with the two men, having a comedy fight and turning somersaults while the girl sneaks off.

    Note: notes on file mention Butlin's at Clacton, Ayr and Skegness; it is difficult to decipher which parts of the story were shot where, but I think most of the story was shot at Skegness. Mute neg is badly cut; print used for telecine transfer.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    99.18
    Media URN:
    2581
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:41:00 / 01:29:22:00
    Canister:
    CP 260

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