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Inflatable Boat Race


Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
11 Jan 1973
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Rugby - England V All Blacks
  2. 2Eec Veteran Car Run
  3. 3News in Colour: The Boat Show
  4. 4Inflatable Boat Race


Story No. within this Issue
4 / 4
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Inflatable Boat Race. DESCRIPTION: Round London Marathon for inflatable power boats as part of the Boat Show. SHOTLIST: CU pan up to LV line of inflatable powerboats being prepared for race at Putney Hard. CU name on boat Miss Selfridge. SV Miss Lora Aitkin (daughter of Max Aitken) and Miss Jane Procter putting on helmets. CU Lora Aitkin. LV preparing boats. SV pan up John Fairfax pumping up boat. SV group of men putting on life jackets. CU girl adjusting helmet. GV boats into water at Putney Hard. SV pan boats in water. CU girl starter lowers flag, pan to start of race at Cadogan Pier. CU girl starter watching. GV powerboat under Tower Bridge. SCU pan No 74. GV powerboats down canal at Tower Hamlets. LV powerboats at lock. SV pan powerboats speeding way. SV pan two men pick up boat and carry it across lock. SV local people watching. SV powerboats continuing course up canal. GV 1st boat No 7 to arrive at Little Venice. SV ditto, as driver checks in. GV Little Venice canal at dusk (all boats stop here for night). SV man flagging down for start from Little Venice on Sunday morning. GV as all boats race along canal. GBV ditto. LV as they race through narrow canal. SCU pan two girls, Lora Aitkin and Jane Procter in boat No 60 Miss Selfridge. GBV as they all race up canal. GV canal and lock gate at Brentford. SV powerboat passes broken down boat. SV pan two competitors carrying boat round lock. SV two other competitors pulling boat out of canal. GBV powerboat speeds away. GV powerboats arriving at finish at Hammersmith. SV No 12 arriving at landing stage. SV another boat arrives. SV pan carrying boat up landing stage. SV interior at Earls Court boat show, 1st prize presentation to Peter Faithful and Derek Rundle.
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Card file number
David Allan
Leonard Martin
Reginald William Smith
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