An elderly country yokel and his wife visit the fairground at London's White City where they enjoy themselves on a number of bizarre rides. These amusements include a roller coaster mountain ride (complete with frontal point-of-view shots), wicker dodgem cars, the dizzying Flip-Flap and something called the Wiggle Woggle. A fascinating visual record of a once-popular London attraction.
The White City was built on farmland in the Shepherd's Bush area of London to house both the Franco-British Exhibition and the Olympic Games of 1908. As well as a stadium, the site included over a hundred exhibition buildings and pavilions constructed in an Oriental style, all of which were painted white (hence the area's acquired name), alongside the fairground featured here, which quickly became a popular London attraction. Various exhibitions and fairs were held at the site through to 1937, while the BBC's now abandoned Television Centre was also partly built on the same site.