Fire Engines of the last two hundred years exhibited in the grounds of Alexandra Palace.
Romance is rapidly going out of fire engines. The motor fire engines which have been seen in our streets for the last few years cannot be called as romantic or spectacular as the horse-drawn fire engines that used to clatter over the cobblestones in our parents' young days. Moreover, ultra-modern fire engines are enclosed, and will have little but their bells to distinguish them from single-decker buses. In this broadcast we hope to remind viewers of glories that are past-to show them that most stirring sight, a horse-drawn fire engine with a steam pump belching smoke, manned by, magnificent beings in vast, brazen helmets. There will also be two modern fire engines on parade, and at least one of the early petrol-driven vehicles. The Chief Officers of Hornsey and Wood Green Fire Brigades will be present to point out features of the various machines.
The Celebrated Spanish Dancer with her pianist and guitarist.
Eleanor Smith and Anton Dolin were responsible for bringing Argentinita to this country. Of pure Spanish extraction, she was born in Buenos Aires, but was still a baby when her mother and father returned to their native country. In Madrid, when she was six years old, she made her debut as a dancer of flamenco. She had studied under the most famous gypsy artists of the period. She was, incidentally, the first Spanish dancer to produce her own company of Spanish ballet. Anton Dolin writes of La Argentinita: "Here is an art one can compare with no other Spanish dancer I have seen. The nobility and culture, the beauty of repose is hers to command".
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