SCENES AT CROYDON AERODROME, LONDON SCENES, LORD HAIG'S FUNERAL AND COUNTRY HOUSE SCENES [Allocated Title]
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- Title: SCENES AT CROYDON AERODROME, LONDON SCENES, LORD HAIG'S FUNERAL AND COUNTRY HOUSE SCENES [Allocated Title]
- Film Number: MGH 5159
- Other titles: GOLF MEET, CHILDREN AND BATHING, POLO, BULOES (sic. BURLOES) MAY 1928, THE SHOOT BALMACAN (?) [Main Title] SNOW AT NEWMARKET, STAG HUNTING SOMERSET, DIDLINGTON SHOOT [Main Title]
- Summary: A compilation of various short sequences of amateur black and white film shot and edited by Rosie Newman, 1928.
- Description: Shots of two women and a man standing outside the Administration Building of Croydon Aerodrome, (the younger woman is possibly the camerawoman, Rosie Newman and the elder woman probably Miss Newman's mother). Rear shot of a small group, including children, entering the Administration Building. Imperial Airways coach pulling up outside of the building. Group walking towards Imperial Airways Armstrong Whitworth Argosy I aircraft (G-EBLF "City of Glasgow"). Imperial Airways coach parked on the other side of aircraft and luggage being unloaded from the coach roof. Pilot climbing in to the open-air cockpit of the aircraft. Plane taxing along runway. Panning shot over Croydon Aerodrome showing the hangars and various planes on the runway. People standing near the Administration Building. Woman standing by the door of her car and posing for the camera (probably Rosie Newman's mother) and then climbing in to the front seat of her chauffeur driven car. Woman wearing a fur trimmed leather coat, accompanied by a small dog walking, in a suburban garden, (possibly Rosie Newman in the garden of the Newman home in Piccadilly, London). Brief shot of traffic on a London street, including a London bus, motor cars and a horse drawn cart. Caption "LORD HAIG'S FUNERAL PROCESSION". London, 4 February 1928. View looking down on the funeral procession - brief shots of cavalry, various contingents of infantry (some slow-marching with reversed arms), a contingent of French troops and Lord Haig's coffin on a horse-drawn gun carriage. Unidentified man and two women (one woman possibly Rosie Newman's mother) walking in a suburban park (possibly Green Park, London). Woman wearing a fur-trimmed coat walking in a suburban garden and posing for the camera (possibly Rosie Newman in the garden of the Newman home in Piccadilly, London). Various shots of two women and three men greeting each other in an exaggerated way and posing for the camera, on the terrace of a country house (?). Dark shot of a tree and flagpole. Group taking tea in a garden. Railway line in the mountains. Hillside village and church (possibly France). Women practising her golf swing (probably Rosie Newman). Multiple shots. Man wearing plus fours practising his golf swing, multiple shots. Elderly man and women in a formal garden walking towards the camera (possibly Rosie Newman's mother with an unidentified man). Racing Meet - men and women having a meal by their parked cars on the edge of the course. Shot of a steeplechase with onlookers viewing from the back of an open-topped lorry. View of the race with spectators. Several male spectators descending from the back of the lorry and acknowledging the camera. (Probably Newmarket.) Women and young children playing on a lawn. Shots of three women on a beach wearing swimming costumes, various shots. Group of men and women (most wearing bathing suits) seated on the sand on a beach. Line of seated spectators. Brief shot of men's singles tennis match, possibly at Burloes. View over the top of some palm trees looking out to sea. Group seated outside a large country house, possibly Burloes. Women walking across a tennis court, brief shots of a doubles tennis match (two women v. man and a woman), players shake hands over the net and pose for the camera. Line of seated spectators (as above). Shots of a polo match. Shots of spectators. Parked car, women walks towards camera followed by three young Indian men wearing western dress. Car and spectator at a polo ground. Sustained shots of riderless polo ponies being led around the polo field. Men and women walking across the polo field. (possibly Newmarket). Dark shot of men and women seated in an open window (balcony ?). Dark shot of a group standing in an open window/balcony. Two women wearing light summer dresses walking hand-in-hand in a garden. Exterior of a large country house. Two groups of three people walking down the steps from the house towards the camera. Two men walking in a garden. Two small children in prams. Two small children playing with their mother (?) and posing for the camera with their mother and father (?). Two small children being put back in their prams by their nurse (?). Man walking out of the house towards the camera. Two women (probably the children's nurses/nannies) holding two young babies up for the camera. Father (?) holding baby for the camera. Nurse (?) holding baby close to the camera and waving the baby's arm. Nurse (?) pushing and pulling two prams. Close-up small boy in a pram. Close-up small girl in a pram. Nurses (?) push three prams away from the camera. Group of men and women wearing walking clothes, seated outside a small wooden and corrugated iron building. Man jokingly holds an oar upright and walks around the oar. Man holds a mallet over a young girl's head. Group walking across a wooden jetty on a lake (loch?). Probably Scotland. Car parked in front of an ivy clad country house. Brief shot of women and a young girl posing for the camera. Shot on board a small boat and view of a ruined castle on the bank, probably Scotland. Three women and two small children on a hillside, probably Scotland. Caption "Cecil Lodge at Christmas". View of snow-covered formal garden. Caption "The Great North Road", long shot of snow-covered road lined with telegraph poles. Brief shot of unidentified women at the edge of the picture. Three unidentified women, an unidentified man and a small dog playing in the snow by the side of a parked car. Another view of snow-covered formal garden and brief view of the back of the house (probably Cecil Lodge). Caption "Setting out for shi-ing on Royston golf course". Car parked outside of a LNER (?) railway station, presumably Royston, Cambridgeshire. Unidentified man and woman posing with skis and ski poles with an unidentified woman seated in the car behind them. Unidentified man wearing casual riding clothes posing with skis and ski poles. Two unidentified women and an unidentified man standing on a snow-covered hill posing with skis and a toboggan. Unidentified man and woman skiing towards the camera. A group of men and women ice skating on a frozen lake in front of a large country house, presumably Cecil Lodge, Newmarket. Skaters include two unidentified women being pushed across the ice seated on wooden chairs. Brief panning shot of the house. Caption "Polo Newmarket". Brief view of individual polo players followed by views of a polo match with a small group of onlookers. Caption "Stag Hunting in Somerset". Shots of the members of the Hunt gathering in a small town square. View of a small walled harbour. View of the exterior of a large ivy (?) clad building, probably an hotel. People sitting outside the building in deck chairs. Panning shot across the small harbour. Unidentified group of three men and a women posing for the camera - one man then walks towards the camera raising his own small camera (possibly a 16mm Kodak camera) pretending to film. Caption "Shooting Party at Didlington". Party of unidentified men and women assembled in a muddy field, Didlington, Norfolk. Various shots of an unidentified man wearing plus fours, smoking a pipe and carrying a shotgun, accompanied by a gun bearer and dog, standing at "Post 1" making ready to shoot. Views of field, trees and members of the shooting party walking at the edge of a ploughed field. Dusk shots of the shooting party, including an unidentified man pointing his shotgun skyward.
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- Production Date: 1928
- Production Country: GB
- Production Details: Newman, RosieBritish film-maker, "Britain at War" (Production individual) Newman, RosieBritish film-maker, "Britain at War" (Production individual)
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- Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W Sound format: Silent Soundtrack language: None Title language: English
- Technical Details: Format: 16mm Number of items/reels/tapes: 1 Footage: 664 ft; Running time: 26 mins
- Notes: Film acquired from Colin Shaw, son of Rosie Newman's post-war chauffeur/projectionist William Norman Shaw. This footage was acquired as three separate reels and combined by the Imperial War Museum. Rosie Newman's Mother was Lady Anna Neumann (name anglicised to Newman) Armstrong Whitworth Argosy I aircraft G-EBLF "City of Glasgow", was used by Imperial Airways for their London - Paris and London - Brussels - Cologne routes. The aircraft was built in 1927 and withdrawn from service in 1934. The funeral of Douglas Haig (b. 19 June 1861 d. 28 January 1928) took place on 4th February 1928. The funeral procession in London went from St Columba's Church, Pont Street to a memorial funeral service in Westminster Abbey - amongst the dignitaries were Marshal Foch, Marshal Pétain, Lieutenant-General Baron de Ceuninck, Lord Methuen and Lord Beatty who walked beside the coffin as pallbearers. After the service at Westminster Abbey the coffin was taken to Waterloo Station and then by train to Edinburgh where it lay in state in St Giles Cathedral for three days before burial in the family vault at Dryburgh Abbey. Miss Rosie Newman had a home at 146 Piccadilly, London, next door to 145 Piccadilly a house used by the Duke of York (later King George VI) and his family, before his accession to throne. The "Buloes" title, as taken from the label on the film can, probably refers to Burloes a Newman family home near Royston, Cambridgeshire. Cecil Lodge, Newmarket, was also a Newman family home. Initial cataloguing notes taken from a single viewing of the Master copy. Some identifications are tentative.
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