• Short Summary

    Visnews cameras filmed about 60 Dutch women and girls competing in a "national potato peeling championship" at Valkenburg in southern Holland on Friday, 3rd April.

  • Description

    Visnews cameras filmed about 60 Dutch women and girls competing in a "national potato peeling championship" at Valkenburg in southern Holland on Friday, 3rd April. The youngest competitor was 11 years old, the eldest 63.

    Each competitor was given a sealed bag containing 1500 grams (about 3 lb. 5 cs.) of potatoes. Points were awarded not only for speed of peeling but also for thinness of peeling -- the latter skill was judged by weighing the peelings.

    To everyone's surprise the winner was the youngest competitor, 11-year-old Grietje ter Maer. She peeled her potatoes in the astonishingly short time of 4 minutes 21 seconds and her peelings weighed 315 grams (approximately 13 oz.). Her prizes were a potato modelled in gold and a garland of spring flowers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5UW71Z7OFKE1EXRUXLYR67LX1
    Media URN:
    VLVA5UW71Z7OFKE1EXRUXLYR67LX1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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