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  • Short Summary

    Footage of activity around Epsom racecourse before the 1947 Derby.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    The Derby - 1947. Epsom, Surrey.

    C/U an AA (Automobile Association) road sign pointing to Epsom. Various shots of people who have been camping overnight, showing them sleeping cars, tents and cooking their breakfasts (some nice footage). Various shots of people walking around the grounds on what looks to be a wet day. Several shots of bookmakers including Prince Monolulu yelling. Various shots of the crowds on the downs. L/Ss of royal cars being driven along the course. L/S of Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother). The royals are seen walking with other dignitaries past crowds. Various shots of people enjoying the fairground rides. More shots of people asleep in car. People wearing macs and holding umbrellas.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:56:00 / 01:12:41:00
    UN 1740 A

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