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    Hook Kennels, Northaw, Hertfordshire.

    Various shots of athletic star Brian Hewson exercising with his greyhound dog; they race up and down a lawn before a large country house. Commentator tells us he is a successful owner of greyhounds; this one is called 'Secret Crash'.

    Three women are seen leading numerous greyhounds across a field and past Brian, who is patting his dog. A car pulls up next to the field; actress Millicent Martin (looking very glam in a cream coat with furry collar) and her pop singer husband Ronnie Carroll get out. A bald-headed man (trainer Joe Pickering) greets them with the greyhound they own. C/U of Ronnie petting the dog.

    Joe leads the dog round in a circle for no particular reason I can fathom, bringing him back to Millicent who holds a bowl of food for the dog to eat out of, while Ronnie brushes the dog's coat. Commentator tells us the dog is called 'The Long Echo'.

    The couple hand the lead of their dog to one of the dog-walking girls who leads 'The Long Echo' off with the other greyhounds. M/S of Brian examining the paw of his dog; C/U of the dogs face.

    Note: on file are news cuttings featuring Brian Hewson and greyhound, and Millicent Martin and Janet Munro with cheeks pressed against 'The Long Echo' - someone at Pathe has drawn a cross through Janet's face. Was she unavailable for this pic, or not as glamorous as Millicent?

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    01:05:09:00 / 01:07:03:00
    CP 328
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    CP 328
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    Sport & Leisure Fashion & Music Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
    Dogs Man's Best Friend Greyhounds
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "A car pulls up next to the field" - the car is a Ford Consul Mk II.

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