Donkey Derby 1955

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    Wivelsfield Green, Sussex.

    L/S of the Epsom race court. Crowds and cars are seen everywhere. Crowded grandstand can be seen in the background. M/S of the crowd around bookmakers. L/S of the crowds. L/S of the roundabout with a few children enjoying a ride. Low angle M/S of the roundabout. L/S of the race tracks. Low angle C/U shot of a bookie next to his board. L/S of the race. Cut to a high angle shot of a line of donkeys lead by children.

    This is Donkey Derby in Wivelsfield Green, Sussex - charitable event in aid of the Sunshine Homes for Blind Babies and some other charities. High angle L/S of the crowd leaning over the wooden fence. M/S of a man wearing bowler hat leading an armoured rider on a donkey along the course. M/S of a woman leading a lady rider with a large straw hat on a donkey along the course. Several M/S of the people in the audience.

    M/S of a boy stroking a donkey's head - sweet. M/S of the children and donkeys preparing for the race. Several shots of the people selling toys, people waiting and children preparing for the race. Officials (judges) inspect lined donkeys. Bookmakers shouting the odds and people betting.

    Children on donkeys are lined up in starting position. M/S of the crowd leaning over the fence. C/U of the Union Jack dropped as the start sign, donkeys lined up in background are seen starting the race. Several shots of the race, which starts well and finishes without major difficulties but later develops into a chaos when two judges try to chase up one of the donkeys without a jockey.

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    British Pathé
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    01:38:26:00 / 01:40:54:00
    CP 028
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    CP 028
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