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    St Katherine's Dock, London.

    M/S of a three-wheeled car (a Reliant Robin?) towing a kind of jet-ski pulling up in the street; a couple get out and lift the 'Scooter Ski' off the trailer. It is lowered from the dockside onto the water and a boy rides off on it. Several shots of people riding the Scooter Skis around St Katherine's Dock.

    A man arrives at the dockside on a Scooter Ski; he is dressed in a bowler hat, mackintosh and carries an umbrella; he is helped off and walks along the dockside to his chauffeur-driven car, lifting his hat to the camera as he passes. Commentator says "Just the thing for the City gent who's fed up with crossing London Bridge on a commuter-crowded train". The chauffeur looks like Harry Hill.

    Note: despite the alternative title above, there is no racing seen in this film. Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Time in/Out:
    01:51:05:00 / 01:53:02:00
    CP 663
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    CP 663
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    Sport & Leisure Science & Technology
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "St Katherine's Dock" should read St Katharine's Dock.

    "M/S of a three-wheeled car (a Reliant Robin?)" - it's a Reliant Regal.

    The white vehicle seen behind it at 00:08 is a Bond Equipe GT4S.

    "his chauffeur-driven car" - the car is a Reliant Scimitar 3-litre.

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