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    Titles read: "ONE-WOMAN DOG TRACK".

    Staines, Middlesex.

    Story is set at the Staines Stadium dog track run by Mrs Ivy Walsh, who took over the running of the track when her husband Jack joined the RAF. To show us what running the track entails Pathe follows the story of a new greyhound who is brought to the stadium.

    The dog, Ginger, goes through the registration process. Various shots of him being measured and examined by Ivy (in turban and siren suit) as she makes notes on a card. Then Ginger is given a 'handslip' - a test run on the track to see what his performance is like. He chases after an electric hare while his owner, Ivy and various others watch. Ginger is then given a trial with other greyhounds to get him used to the track and to check his speed. M/S of stopwatch in hand. Ginger's made excellent time.

    Ivy checks through some of the 3,000 identity cards in her files to find dogs of equal performance to race against Ginger.

    Several shots at the track on the day of Ginger's race. There is a public draw for trap numbers. Ginger has drawn trap 1, on the inside. The dogs make their way to the traps and start off. M/S of the dogs racing around the track and crossing the finishing line - Ginger wins! Ivy checks a dog and makes notes; her husband Jack stands behind her, carrying their young daughter. Brief M/S of the family together. C/U of Ivy grinning at her family.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:45:00 / 01:50:54:00
    NP 14
    Sort Number:
    NP 014
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    Entertainment & Humour
    TEAM SPIRIT MASTER ORDER One Woman Dog Track One Woman Dog Track One Woman Dog Track One Woman Dog Track One Woman Dog Track One Woman Dog Track One Woman Dog Track One Woman Dog Track
  • Stills

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

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