• Short Summary

    Battersea students hold their rag in a lake, and Rock n' Roll championships are held at Lyceum.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Youth has two flings.

    Students' rag and Rock n' Roll championships, London.

    L/S Battersea Park lake, L/S ducks flying off into the distance. L/S start of the Battersea Technological College students' rag. L/S students tipping each other from their rowing boats. C/U man in crowd laughing. Various shots of the free for all going on in the lake. M/S students pushing their capsized boat back to the shore. M/S crowd on the bank. M/S of one of the students throwing a polo ball into the air, the rest of the students all rush through the water to pounce on it. Various shots as one student throws himself onto the ball, he is followed by crowds of others diving onto him. M/S press photographer standing in boat. M/S two girl students diving onto ball. M/S of two girls pushing their flooded boat towards shore. M/S one student swimming for shore. M/S's of boats being pulled ashore. M/S one student wearing top hat, he surfaces from beneath the water and walks towards the camera. M/S two small children looking on. Two other students pull boy wearing top hat onto the side of the lake and lay him flat on his face.

    Intertitle - 'Lyceum' - L/S couples dancing in the Rock n' Roll Championships of Great Britain. Various very good shots as they dance. M/S black man dancing with white girl. Various shots of the couples doing clever moves. M/S Eric Winward and Sheree Bates dancing up a storm. M/S judges including Kenny Powell, Lord Montagu, Jill Ireland and Hattie Jacques. Lance Fortune and Jack Good are also judges but they are not seen. M/S as Eric carries Sheree over to Ralph D. Hunt who presents them with the winner's prize. C/U's of them smiling, M/S people watching. M/S as they kiss each other and hold up the Cup.

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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:
    01:36:09:00 / 01:38:05:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    In the final paragraph, also amongst the judges is Eric Morley.

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