Sidecar Boys Side-Car Boys 1955

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    Westerham, Kent.

    M/S of a man putting helmet on a young boy's head. The man is probably his father. M/S of another father putting helmet on another boy's head. Boys are Ken Walker and Dudley Woodrow and "are still learning the art of grass-track sidecar racing" - tells the narrator - "so far as anyone knows, the two ten year old boys are the youngest sidecar team in the world."

    M/S of two boys climbing aboard the sidecar. Succession of shots showing the boys riding in circles. The cycle part of the vehicle is a present from Dudley's uncle, famous grass-track sidecar champion Fred Woodrow, voiceover tells the audience. Dudley's father made the sidecar.

    M/S of a man stopping the sidecar to adjust the boys' bodily positions. He teaches the boys riding technique (he could be the famous Fred Woodrow). People gathered around are watching. Several panning shots of the boys circling, intercut with the shots of an audience cheering. Boys change positions while riding - looks dangerous.

    Boys have already demonstrated the trick of swopping positions while riding at Wimbledon - tells the voiceover - but they will have to wait until they are 16 to join the Fred Woodrow's club "The Owls" (motorcycling club in Kent).

    Boys have finished the race. M/s of the two fathers helping them take off their helmets. M/S of the two boys on the sidecar.

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    British Pathé
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    01:25:03:00 / 01:27:12:00
    CP 048
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  • I Rember the war Iwas only a boy .And i love to watch your pictures .Please keep up the good work All the best Tom Mc Kenna

    patrica 6th May 2013

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