Model Speedboat 1949

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Stew Pond in Epsom, Surrey.

M/S of man preparing his model speed boat ('Lady Babs') for world record attempt. Several shots of boat speeding around a pole on lake watched by children. A man records speed with machine. The boat fails to break the record by 3 mph.

Data

Cataloguer:
Howard
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Sound
Media URN:
34196
Sort Number:
NP 226
Time in/Out:
01:15:47:00 / 01:16:40:00
Canister:
NP 226
Film ID:
1263.12
Issue Date:
10/01/1949

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  • "M/S of man preparing his model speed boat ('Lady Babs')" - the man is George Stone. His boat is actually called Lady Babs II.

    jamied 16th Aug 2012
  • More info on George Stone here......

    http://www.onthewire.co.uk/2stroke.htm

    jamied 16th Aug 2012

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