• Short Summary

    Butlin's Festival includes dancing championships and actors from the Army Game. London.

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    Item title reads - Campers and playing fields.

    Butlin's Festival at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

    L/S of couples dancing in the Professional Modern Dancing Championship during Butlin's festival. Various shots of the dancers twirling around the floor. M/S two people watching. Various shots of the dancers.

    "Excused Boots" Bisley, (Alfie Bass), leads the Army Game crowd onto the floor, Ted Lune comes on as if he is skating. Three of them run towards the table on which trophies are standing, they steal one and run off being chased by Sergeant Major Snudge and a Butlin's official, they are caught as they run up one of the aisles. M/S as Snudge and Captain Pocket walk towards Alfie Bass and rest of Army Game crowd, "Bootsie" salutes and they all start copying him and fooling around until Snudge takes a swipe at him. M/S as Billy Butlin and other officials walk on.

    M/S "Bootsie" being held in front of microphone by Snudge and two others, pan to his shoes all split and swollen. M/S "Boots" on left and Billy Butlin on the right, the audience applaud as Billy comes to the microphone. C/U as he makes a speech then walks over to "Bootsie" and shakes hands with him before presenting him with a cheque for the National Playing Fields Association.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:42:00 / 01:47:50:00

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