• Short Summary

    Petition against closure of Kennet-Avon canal starts its journey to the Queen - via canal.

  • Description

    Bristol, Avon.

    LS. Boats assembled at bridgehead (title super over). CU. From quayside looking down to two girls and a man in boat. CU. Viscount Sidmouth handing petition books over to Mr John Brodie, secretary and Captain of the "Foam" before they start their journey to London via canal. This is the petition against proposed closure of Kennet-Avon canal which is to reach the Queen via canal. CU. Petition book opened. GV. People lined up on bridge. SCU. "Foam" passing big ships. SCU. Yachts passing camera. SCU. Motor launch towing "Foam" past camera. SCU. Back shots, "Foam" entering lock, being towed by motor launch. CU. Lock-keeper, with beard. SCU. "Foam" inside lock, alongside quay. CU. Old lock-keeper and a boy pushing lock gates. SCU. "Foam" coming towards camera. LS. "Foam" coming towards and past camera.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene C.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    565.05
    Media URN:
    31428
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:03:00 / 01:04:57:00
    Canister:
    56/6

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