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  • Short Summary

    Racing at Epsom is hampered by heavy rain.

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    Epsom, Surrey.

    Title: "U-LA-LA! ... THE MUD!! Continuous downpour made racing distinctly unpleasant except perhaps to lucky backers of Lady Torrington's 'Ulula', a 100-6 chance for the City-Sub".

    Panning shot over the heads of spectators at the race course, many have umbrellas up. Various M/Ss of race spectators sheltering under umbrellas and squelching through the mud.

    L/S of one of the races. Panning shot follows one of the jockeys and horses as they are lead past the crowds having won a race. M/S of jockeys and race horses being lead off the race courses. M/S of a jockey and trainer walking passed the camera.

    Intertitle: " ... and to end 'a perfect day' - returning race-goers find all roads home flooded!"

    M/S of two men walking through the water of a flooded shopping street. Various shots of vans, buses, cars and bicycles riding through the flood water covering a suburban street. M/S of a man with a broom standing in the middle of a flooded road, trams pass him.

    Note: there is no mention of this story on the original issue sheet for G 1081. It appears to be an alternative version of - EPSOM SPRING MEETING - in G 1081. AH 2000.

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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:
    01:48:11:00 / 01:50:38:00
    G 1081

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