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    Margate, Kent.

    Various shots of boys aged between 9 and 18 years preparing their soapbox carts for the Coaster Car Derby. The cars have names such as 'Willie Wyn', 'The Zing' and 'Never Say Die'.

    A boy straps a saucepan on his head as a helmet. The cars set off in heats from Fort Hill to the Winter Gardens. Several shots of the carts running along the course. People watch from the sidelines. Cars are repaired between heats. More shots of the cars in the race and coming over the finishing line. One of the cars loses a wheel along the way.

    After the race one of the boys hands his autograph book to the Mayor (of Margate?) to sign.

    Programme and notes on file.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    44559
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1353.20
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:25:00 / 01:40:42:00
    Canister:
    NP 525
    Sort Number:
    NP 525
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    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture
    WorkSpaces
    Margate1 Margate
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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