Bed Races 1969

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    Bed races. Romsey in Hampshire.

    SV Exterior as young girl gets into bed at Romsey. CU Person making final adjustments to wheel. Pan up to show girl seated on bed. CU The girl. SV Girl sitting in bed. Bed is done up and called, "Bed mobile G.T.". CU Girl settling down in her seat in the bed mobile. CU Wheels of bed moving forward. Pan up to people pushing it. This bed is moving towards starting line. CU Girl in bed being pushed along towards starting line. CU Another ditto. CU Sign of bed. Pan up to lady sitting on bed. Pan down to pot hanging under bed. GV Beds lined up for start. CU Carnival Queen of Romsey, 18 year old Jane Edwards, starting race. SV Pan as beds race away. GV Beds race to- wards camera. Back V. Beds start to go out into the country.

    GV Bed going across small stream. Somebody on bank throws flour out over people who are pushing the bed. SV Four men holding bed over their heads coming across narrow bridge. GV More beds across stream with people throwing flour at people pushing them. SV Bed being pushed across narrow bridge. This bed belongs to Romsey Young Farmers, which was eventual second in race. Followed by another bed. SV Another bed being brought across bridge. CU Wheel on bed turning. LS Bed with long dragon's head pointing from bottom is pushed up ramp which has been greased so that people slip and slide. Bed comes over ramp. A man standing in back of van throws bucket of water over people pushing it.

    GV Four poster bed over ramp. Man throws bucket of water. Travelling S. Through street as camera passes bed. Travelling Another bed. This bed is the one with the serpents head on it. In this shot head is touching the ground. CU Pan as winning bed finishes. SV As bed comes to a halt. People who have been pushing it slump onto the bed. SV Crowd. SV One of the people who were pushing winning bed receives trophy from Jane Edwards. The person kisses Jane Edwards.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1969
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    57412
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2223.30
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:20:00 / 01:55:01:00
    Canister:
    69/69
    Sort Number:
    69/069
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