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    Title reads: "Motor News".

    International Moto-Cross (motocross) Grand Prix at Hawkestone Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

    Various shots of motorcycle race around rough terrain course. C/U man looking through binoculars. A motorcycle crashes into a fence and is lifted clear by men. G/V crowds of spectators watching from the hill. More shots race. C/U boy and girl watching. More shots of race. C/U boy and a girl looking on. Panning shot Jeff Smith being flagged home the winner. G/V crowds watching presentation of trophy. C/U Mrs Topham handing the trophy to Jeff.

    Motorcyclists: Jeff Smith is riding BSA 500, Don Rickman is riding a Rickman Metisse, Bill Nilssen is riding a Crescent 500 and Dave Curtis is on a Matchless 500.

    Blazing Lorry on road between Shrewsbury and London.

    Lorry loaded with paper bales on fire at roadside, men pull flaming tarpaulin from it. Another lorry is used to try to nudge the burning lorry into a ditch. The truck cab is now well alight. M/S lorry burning.

    Note: motocross programme on file.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    51293
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1589.01
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:18:00 / 01:01:46:00
    Canister:
    59/55
    Sort Number:
    59/055
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure
    WorkSpaces
    Shropshire Motorcycle Grand Prix
  • Stills

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

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