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    Miss GB beauty contest at Morecambe, celebrity judges pronounce Valerie Martin winner.

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    Unissued / unused material.

    Miss Great Britain beauty contest at Morecambe, Lancashire.

    The West Promenade of Morecambe. Finalists in the Miss Great Britain competition parading around outdoor pool at the Super Swimming Stadium. Contestants Joan Boardman, Barbara Tonks and Maureen Brown walk past camera, wearing swimwear. Crowd applauding. Jill Laurance parading before the judges. Panning shot the judges: Geraldo (band leader), Chris Howland (of BFN, British Forces Network), Macdonald Hobley (tv personality), Joe Loss (band leader), Mr. P. Meade and Al Read (comedian). CU Joan Boardman parading. CU elderly couple; the man looks through binoculars and his wife snatches them away from him.

    The twenty finalists pose in front of the judges. Panning shot some of the girls, including the eventual winner Valerie Martin. Competitors with the judges in the foreground. Angle shot along the line of girls. CU the 1958 winner, Christina Mayo. Competitors. CU one of the girls, pan to another. Girls. CU Christina Mayo talking to the judges, she turns towards camera. CU Valerie Martin as she hears that she has won, beside her is Mayor of Morecambe (Councillor George Brown). Crowd applauding. CU Christina Mayo talking to the judges, she turns towards camera. CU Valerie Martin being presented with sash by Christina Mayo. Crowd applauding. CU Valerie Martin being presented with trophy. CU Valerie Martin.

    Date on dope sheet is 26/08/1959.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:33:00 / 01:40:44:00
    UN 3251 C

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