Detail

Title ID 1109Collection ID35
Title[The Kent Messenger Newsreel]
Date[ca. 1930s]
Genre/TypeProfessionalInstitutionalNon-fictionNewsreel/News
ThemeRural Life Transport
KeywordsAircraft Boats Cars Ceremonies Motor Vehicles Rivers
Location
LocalMaidstone Rochester
RegionalKent Medway
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionKent Messenger
ProducerKent Messenger
Participants1: Sir Alan Cobham 2: Capt. Kennington 3: Mr. Frost
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration3 min. 48 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

A three part compilation showing Pilot Sir Alan Cobham preparing for his flight in a Shorts Bristol Seaplane to the Belgian Congo. Scenes from the Thanet Air Race Cup, and crowds gathering at Mote Park in Maidstone to see the “Kent Messenger” Ford car presented to Mr W.H. Frost by the Mayor. The online video includes an audio commentary by Dr Frank Gray.

Description

Item 1 – Pilot Sir Alan Cobham is seen preparing for his flight in a Shorts Bristol Seaplane to the Belgian Congo. People are seen boarding the plane and the motors running as the plane prepares for take off. Item 2 – At the Thanet Air Race Cup a helicopter and small aircraft are seen in the air. Captain Kennington, whose Puss Moth plane averaged 128 miles per hour, is presented with the cup. Item 3 - At Mote Park in Maidstone a crowd gathers to see the “Kent Messenger” Ford car presented to Mr W.H. Frost by the Mayor. Mr Frost is seen behind the wheel of the car and driving through town.

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