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    Item title reads - The Grand National 1930. Aintree race course, Merseyside.

    Intertitle - 'The course is 4 miles 836 yards and 30 obstacles have to be negotiated.' Various shots as the horses are led along before the race. They line up and start, various shots as they race around the course.

    Intertitle - 'only slow motion can adequately reveal the beautiful sight of the huge "field" taking the first jump.' Slow motion L/S as they jump over the fence, normal speed as they jump and two horses fall.

    Intertitle - 'Safely over the first 5 jumps, Beecher's Brook, with its dreaded 3 feet 3 inches drop, is reached.' L/S as they take Beecher's Brook one horse tips its rider over the hedge and stays on the other side.

    Intertitle - 'Valentine's Brook 5 feet high - 3 feet wide with a brook 6 feet 6 inches wide the other side.' Slow motion M/S from the side as they take the jump. L/S from the front as they jump, four fall.

    Intertitle - 'over the water jump - and then off for the second circuit - twenty still standing.' Slow motion M/S of the water jump. L/S as they race around again.

    Intertitle - '"Grief" again at "Beecher's" - G. Goswell on May King amongst others - taking a nasty toss. (Watch it in stop slow motion).' Slow motion M/S of Beecher's Brook from the side. May King gets caught on the fence instead of going over and falls into the brook on its back, throwing Goswell in the process. The camera stops at various points to show the horse getting stranded and falling. Others fall at this fence. M/S as they jump another fence and one falls.

    Intertitle - 'The Grand National's most thrilling finish for years - T. Cullinan "squeezing" Shaun Goilin home by a neck from Melleray's Belle and Sir Lindsay.' L/S as the three horses race towards the finish post, M/S of Shaun Goilin surrounded by people as Cullinan rides into the enclosure, C/U of the horse as he takes the saddle off. Various people crowd around and congratulate them. C/U of Shaun Goilin's face.

    Note: a longer version containing some of the same footage exists.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:26:00 / 01:37:15:00
    G 1698
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    G 1698
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    Sport & Leisure
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