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    Whitsun holidays around Britain.

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    Blackpool, Lancashire - Milk Cycling Race. GV. Mass of cyclists getting the start of the Tour of Britain bicycle race - also known and Milk Race because it is sponsored by the Milk Marketing Board. SCU. The cyclists having calf massaged. SCU. Cyclists pumping up tyres. GV. Mass of cyclists. Angle shot, banner saying "Start". GV. Riders ready at the start. SV. Councillor Hoyle, Deputy Mayor of Blackpool, dropping the flag to start the race. GV. As the cyclists start to move and come towards camera. Camera pans with them past camera. SCU. Couple waving. GV. Cyclists going past camera.

    Manchester, Lancashire - Beauty Contest at Bellevue. GV. Crowds at Bellevue, Manchester. GV. People coming down the water chute. GV. Crowds around dais where beauty contest if being held. SV. Line of girls, & SCU. SV. Crowd. SCU. Diane Higginbottom receiving trophy from Northern Editor of Daily Mirror. SCU. Male competitor posing showing his muscles. SCU. Crowd. SV. Another man posing. SV. Crowd. SV. Diane Higginbottom and the beefcake winner, Paul Nash of Birmingham, as they kiss.

    Dartmoor, Devon - Ten Tor Walking Competition. GV. Hay Tor where competitors are gathering for the Ten Tor walking competition. GV. Competitors arriving. CU. Sign "Boys 35 miles, youths 50 miles". SV. Boys sitting around before the start. SCU. Boys looking at map. CU. Sign "Girls 35 miles", pan over to group of girls. SCU. Some of the girls. CU. Large pair of boots, pan up to show the girl wearing them. Angle shot, banner "Start", pan down to show people marching. SV. Boys marching, & SV. GV. Crowd of marchers walking from different directions. SV. Boys marching. CU. Feet marching. SV. Boys climbing over rocks. GV. The boys marching. GV. Looking out across the countryside with boys marching in foreground. Competitors are seen marching along different route in background.

    London - British Games at White City. SV. Competitors lined up at the start of the one mile race during international athletic meeting at White City stadium, London. The gun goes, camera pans with athletes as they run towards the first bend. GV. The runners going round the first bend with J. Thresher of Great Britain in the lead and A. Simon of Hungary second. SV. Crowd. GV. As the runners go past camera and Shillington goes into the lead from Simon. SV. Runners come towards camera and pass. GV. Runners coming round final bend, Shillington leading from Simon, Simon passes Shillington but he is passed from Salinger of Czechoslovakia and Salinger breaks the tape SV. Press Photographers. CU. T. Salinger, the winner.
    Note found in file and old records reads: Not for Commercial Television.

    London & Dover, Kent - Holidaymakers Leave for Continent. GV. Pan, terminal building at London Airport. GV. Cars arriving at the airport. GV. Coach arriving. GV. Plane taxiing along runway. SCU. Luggage trolley going past camera. SV. People stepping off of coach, & SV. GV. Pan, people in departure lounge waiting for planes to get them to their holiday destinations. GV. People walking out to aircraft. GV. Aircraft taking off.
    GV. Car ferry at Dover. GV. Cars waiting to go on ferry. GV. Car moving down towards ferry. GV. Cars going onto the ferry. GV. Passengers getting off train at Dover, & SV. GV. Passengers going through barrier. SV. People lined up at passport checking office. GV. Another train arriving. SV. People embarking on boat, leaving for the Continent. SV. Official checking tickets. Top view, man and woman waving. GV. The ferry moving out to sea.

    Putney & Ramsgate, Kent - Outboat Rally - Putney to Calais. GV. Outboard motor boat being put into the river Thames at Putney Hard, London where the Putney to Calais Annual Outboat Rally is about to start.

    SV. Two whiskered men, they won the race last year. SV. Boat being put into river with the aid of a Land Rover. SV. People standing around, looking at contestants preparing for the race. GV. As the boats get away to a start. SV. Boat moving along the river. GV. Boats moving by the House of Parliament, & GV. GV. Ramsgate harbour. GV. Two outboard motor boats in rough sea. GV. The leading boat No 17 crewed by A. J. Wilkinson and A. Taylor as it enters the harbour. GV. Another boat entering the harbour. SCU. The Mayor of Ramsgate presenting giant stick of rock to Wilkinson. It was unsafe to cross the Channel due to unstable weather so the race ended at Ramsgate.

    Blackpool, Lancashire - New A.B.C. Cinema for Blackpool. GV. Blackpool, showing the tower. Shot from lift as we go up the tower. GV. Pan, from the top of the tower of the crowded beach. GV. Pan, crowds on the beach, & GV. GV. Crowds walking along the promenade with a policeman taking the number of a parked car. SV. People walking along promenade. SV. Pan, amusement arcade nameplate, pan to an oyster bar. SV. Man putting money in a one armed bandit. SV. Trader putting rock into bag. SV. Pan, pony and trap going past camera with youths sitting in the trap. GV. The crowded beach. GV. The new A.B.C. movie theatre. Angle shot, advert stating that Cliff Richard is appearing in 'Holiday Carnival'. GV. Illuminated A.B.C. train arriving. SV. Crowd. SV. Mayor of Blackpool leaving the train with the A.B.C. executives. GV. Crowds outside the theatre. SV. People in the foyer. SV. Interior of the arc room where men are operating the lights. SV. Man at the lighting control, & SV. Pan to look through porthole at activity on stage. SV. Man operating projector. SCU. A guitar and a hat on a couch. A hand picks up the hat. Camera pans up to show one of the Shadows, Bruce Welch, putting on a hat while Hank Marvin is shaving at a mirror. SCU. Hank looks up and knocks the hat off Bruce's head. CU. Hat on hanger, pan to show Cliff Richard reading congratulatory telegrams, & SCU.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:49:00 / 01:28:06:00

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