Chariot Racing Aka Chariot Games 1960

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    M/Ss of a Roman bust with golden hair, beard and toga; carved stone panel showing Roman figures (both shots from CP 290 - Roman Room); cut to a man wearing a shirt in a field with a wreath on his head having a Roman metal breastplate put on him. We see other men and women getting into Roman costumes as the commentator says "At a holiday camp in Filey, Yorkshire, the accent is not on authenticity but on fun".

    A crowd of people watch as the men drag the chariots to the starting line, and the women, all in pink togas with gold breastplates underneath, climb onto the chariots there. M/S of one pair of women on a chariot as the the two men waggle it about to try and make them fall off; M/S of spectators looking on and laughing - it looks quite cold; most people wear coats and jackets.

    C/U of a man waving a flag to start the race; M/S of the chariots racing off; one pair of women immediately fall backwards off their chariot and land on their backs with their legs in the air! Various M/Ss as the other contestants race on past the crowd who cheer them on.

    M/S of the winners crossing the finishing line; a Redcoat leads the men up to get their prize of a silver cup. C/Us of adults and children in the crowd applauding; a man and woman from the winning team gazing at their cup.

    Note: Although Butlin's isn't mentioned, I am assuming it is as Redcoats are seen. (For search purposes: Butlins.)

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1960
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    2815
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    111.03
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:25:00 / 01:12:08:00
    Canister:
    CP 297
    Sort Number:
    CP 297
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