In this video, starting at 18:15, the copilot on the Bristol Brabazon's first flight recounts that the aircraft became airborne a little sooner than its pilots expected, and that despite the captain holding the yoke fully forwards, the nose continued to rise. The copilot responded by retarding the throttles and then advancing them again, which cleared up the problem. He does not mention any adjustment to the trim, though he states it was fully forwards prior to his action. He also mentions that an adjustment was made to the elevator to fix the problem for subsequent flights.
I am curious as to what caused this problem, and in particular, why it did not recur when the copilot reapplied power. I realize that the copilot may have omitted some key details, such as the aircraft accelerating before the reapplication of power (this occurred at 200 - 300 feet, and the film of the take-off appears to end before it has reached that altitude.) I am also aware, from other reading, that the Brabazon was intended to have a complex (at least for the time) hydraulic control system that was intended to smooth its response to turbulence, that never really worked properly, but it would seem an unnecessary risk to have it engaged for the first flight.