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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of fun on the river - punting, canal barges, sunbathing on the riverbank etc.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Various shots of canal barges moving along a canal. One man has a little dog on his boat. It is a nice sunny day. People enjoy the sunny weather beside the riverbank. We see little bridges, ducks and ducklings, all very scenic. Various barges pass the camera. children sit on the riverbank with their feet in the water. A rather large woman pushes a pram along the riverbank.

    Sunset through branches. Two young glamour girls are seen on a punt with a young man standing on the back who uses a pole to propel them along a river. Cameraman must be sitting at the end of the punt. Views from the river of trees, a church, the boy doing the punting etc. C/U of one of the girls in the punt.

    Man in ceremonial robes reads from a lectern - inside some kind of mayors chambers or similar. Perhaps this is a degree ceremony or something similar. No sound so difficult to know what is going on. C/Us of badges and strange ceremonial silver shield on a pole.

    More river scenes. Shots of the water from a fairly fast moving boat. Shots of the sky from the moving boat. Young girl plays with a rubber ring in the river. C/Us of swans swimming towards and away from the boat.

    Thames - inner London scenes - skyscrapers, St Paul's Cathedral, river traffic etc. Sunbathing beside the river, pleasure boats on the river, people dozing in deck chairs, pleasure cruisers, balloon seller, etc.

    Strange sequence showing a group of men wearing headphones - some kind of call centre or similar? One of the men speaks in to some kind of microphone or recording device.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1960 - 1969
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:07:00 / 01:40:10:00
    UN 4606 A

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