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    Eastleigh (Devon or Hampshire?)

    "Who said Eve hadn't any hardihood? Any mother will tell you what an effort it requires to watch one's offspring being knocked about a ring in the Annual Boys' Boxing Contest!" M/S of two boys in the ring fighting. Judges seen sitting at a table behind the ring. C/U of a trainer standing leaning on the ring holding a towel. He looks concerned. Fight continues. M/S of the crowd. Some schoolboys, a couple of women but mostly men. More boxing. High angle shot of crowd applauding. It is quite a small hall. Low angle C/U of male spectator. Another two boys fight then go to their corners. Trainers come into the ring and wipe the boys' faces with towels. C/U of one of the boys in the corner being fanned. A smiling boy is lifted into the ring by his trainer.

    "Lots of enthusiasm and youthful skill - (and Joe Beckett to help things on)." Joe Beckett stands in the ring and ties one of the boys' boxing gloves on properly for him. C/U of the trainer again. "Amongst the boys - and what boys!" Various shots of the fighters including good low angle shot from within the ring. The boys go to the corners and Joe applauds them. Trainers come into the ring and fan their boys with towels. Joe stands in the corner of the ring and two of the young boxers lay some punches on him - cute.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 563.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:05:00 / 01:37:40:00
    EP 234
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    EP 234
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    Entertainment & Humour
    joe beckett
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