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    Welling, Kent.

    Various shots of a horse-drawn stagecoach coming along the road towards us, carrying a full load of passengers in Victorian-style costume. Various shots taken from the coach as we are told this famous 'Tunbridge Wells Flier - The Royal Wells' is owned by Lewis Lewis-Evans; C/U of him as he drives the horses; M/S of two women, Lewis' son, Stuart, and a toddler sitting on the top rear seat (these three are in modern dress).

    The coach leaves the gates of the park it has been travelling through and comes out onto the road. The coach stops on a side road beside some houses; Lewis gets out and walks over to a row of veteran cars that are parked on a grass verge. He checks the fitments on a maroon-coloured car then walks over to an 1896 Benz Dog Cart and lifts the bonnet. M/S of a Silver Ghost Rolls Royce from 1911. C/U looking over Lewis' shoulder at the Benz engine running; he closes the lids and gets on it, changing his top hat for a bowler and drives off; in the background can be seen a large sign on a building for 'Lewis Evans Motors".

    Commentator tells us Lewis' most active hobby is motor racing; we see Stuart son and a mechanic working on a Formula III 500 cc. Cooper at the Brands Hatch circuit; pan right to show Lewis arriving in his Dog Cart. He replaces his bowler hat with a crash helmet and takes off his coat. M/S of him getting into the racing car in his overalls as commentator tells us Stuart is a professional racing driver; Stuart and the mechanic push Lewis off in the racing car. Various shots of Lewis speeding around the track as Stuart times him.

    Note: on file are two small news cuttings about Lewis, plus his detailed and interesting CV - a very active man! It also tells us he was Lord of the Manor of Earls Hall in the county of Suffolk, and took part in the film 'Genevieve' in the Dog Cart.

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    British Pathé
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    01:53:24:00 / 01:56:14:00
    CP 073
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    CP 073
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