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    No title - Baby of the Year competition. Blackpool, Lancashire.

    C/U of baby's feet walking along at the show. Her mother holds her hand and leads her around the dais, C/U baby. M/S of a little boy walking on dais. M/S as another little toddler walks towards camera with its mother. M/S another little toddler walking along dais, it stumbles and regains its balance, then eventually sits down. C/U of judge Lady Isobel Barnet smoking as she watches. M/S another little baby walking along. C/U judges. C/U another little baby walking along. M/S as winner Julianne Waterworth is brought up by her mother. Master of Ceremonies Bruce Forsyth shakes their hands. C/U of the three together. C/U Mayor of Blackpool. M/S of the baby sat in a throne, Bruce Forsyth puts the crown on her head and laughs.

    2010: Jacqueline Morley in the Blackpool Gazette wrote: "Its all of its time, so expect to find the elegant Isobel, the epitome of aristocracy of the age
    (although her title came from the knighthood of her solicitor husband), chain-smoking as babies and toddlers totter past. Although the indefatigable master of ceremonies, Bruce Forsyth, was already a big name, Lady Isobels star was on the descent, and the coming 70s would find her becoming increasingly reclusive, the 80s would witness her highly publicised fall from grace after being found guilty of shoplifting at her village grocery store. Days later, she would be found dead in her bath at home, having apparently committed suicide." Full article on file.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:57:00 / 01:51:09:00
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    Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour
    Blackpool Lancashire Blackpool on Film (BBC) kids Playing Blackpool Bruce Forsyth Blackpool - Heyday Events in Blackpool Baby of the Year - Winter Gardens
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