• Short Summary

    Miss Great Britain 1955 is chosen at Morecambe bathing belles' competition.

  • Description

    Morecambe, Lancashire.

    GV. Girls in bathing costumes parading around the Morecambe pool for the Miss Great Britain 1955 beauty contest. CU. Girls walking past camera around pool, & BV. SV. People watching. LV. Girls all lined up ready for judging. SV. Some of the judges - Charles Eade, editor of the Sunday Dispatch, Al Martino, pan to singer Petula Clark. LV. Contestant No 5, Maureen O'Neil from Palmer's Green, parading before the judges. SCU. Contestant No 43 (she eventually becomes the winner) Jennifer Chimes from Leamington Spa, parading before judges. SV. Charles Eade and Al Martino judging. SV. Contestant No 11, Aileen Kearney from Stockport, parading. Press photographer with his camera falls back into water. CU. Press photographer climbing out of pool and walks away soaking wet watched by Aileen Kearney. SV. Crowd applauding. SV. Elizabeth Lewis from Birmingham, No 9, parading before judges. SV. Al Read and Ursula Bloom, pan to Donald Gray, judging. GV. The last eleven finalists lined up in front of judges. CU. Three men looking through binoculars (?!). SV. Pan, finalists lined up. SCU. Legs, pan to girls - No's 16, 22, 27. SV. Charles Eade, Donald Gray, Ursula Bloom, and Al Read discussing the girls. SCU. Jennifer Chimes walking towards after being told she's a winner. She is overcome with emotions and starts to wipe her eyes. SCU. The Mayoress putting sash over Jennifer while she continues to wipe her eyes. SV. Crowd applauding. SV. Charles Eade presenting silver rose bowl to Jennifer, he kisses her. CU. Pan, two men looking through binoculars. SCU. Jennifer Chimes posing with silver rose bowl.

    Neg.) (Title Scene "Q")

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:55:00 / 01:32:50:00

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