• Short Summary

    Footage of six year-old John Ball in training to be walker, Battersea Park in London.

  • Description

    Boy Walker, Battersea Park in London.

    L/S Man and young boy (six year-old John Ball) walking into entrance of park. They walk out of picture. M/S runners changing into plimsolls Man and boy enter picture. C/U Man watching. M/S Man undressing boy. C/U Boy. C/U Man helping boy to put on walking shoes. C/U Man taking off boy's shoes. C/U Man taking out running shoes from case. C/U Boy's feet, man puts running shoes on.

    M/S Boy, he gets up from seat, followed by his trainer, camera follows them onto running track. L/S Boy and trainer going onto running track. Camera following them all the time. Tracking shot of boy walking, other athletes in background. C/U Boy's feet walking along track. L/S Boy walking, two athletes walking by side of him. C/U Boy walking. Side shot boy walking, camera following.

    M/S Trainer on the trainer's pullover is the word "Belgrave". Boy in background walking up to trainer. M/S Boy walks to trainer who shows boy the proper way of swinging his arms. M/S Trainer swinging arms, boy watching. M/S Boy who starts to swing his arms. M/S Boy swinging arms trainer watching, boy starts to walk camera following. C/U Trainer watching boy. Back shot, of boy walking.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    New pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:19:00 / 01:19:47:00
    NP 483

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