Title ID 4029Collection ID121
Title[Compilation: Air Display; London Trip; 61st Labour Conference]
Date[ca. 1961]
CollectionJohn Mitchell
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsAircraft Airports Bridges Cultural Events Central Government Political Movements Political Demonstrations Propaganda Railways Social Movements
LocalBrighton London Shoreham-by-Sea
RegionalBrighton and Hove West Sussex Greater London
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionJohn P. Mitchell
CameraJohn P. Mitchell
FormatColour Silent
Duration3 min. 50 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A short amateur film in three parts, the first is of Shoreham air show, the second a day out at London Bridge and finally a short film featuring the 61st Labour Party Conference in Brighton.


The film begins with Shoreham air show, a biplane doing aerobatics, a bike-plane unsuccessfully trying to take off, a Spitfire and a little girl eating ice cream. The next sequence is at London Bridge on a sunny day with shots on the embankment and of traitors gate. The final section is of the '61st Annual Labour Conference' at the Brighton Palladium, there's a Policeman in the street and a political activist canvassing outside the conference and then a montage of shots of Newspapers with damning headlines that read, 'Rail Strike', 'Rail hopes dashed as union chiefs go home', images of large cues on platforms and a satirical cartoon.