• Short Summary

    Starting from Oxford this shows a trip down the scenic canals of Britain on a narrow boat.

  • Description

    Oxford and Knowle.

    L/S of a converted narrow boat on the river, it is full of windows so tourists can enjoy the view, a group of people walk towards it. M/S of Mrs Elizabeth Millington, the stewardess, welcoming the group, they start to climb onboard through a hatch in the side. C/U of two ladies climbing down the hatch into the boat. M/S of a man gathering up the mooring rope. M/S of the group sat inside the boat, Elizabeth sits on the steps. The man closes the hatch, M/S as Elizabeth gives out guide books to the group. M/S as a man smoking a pipe gathers up the rope at the back and hands it to another man in a green jumper. The name of the boat 'Water Rambler' is visible on the side. L/S as the boat slowly sets off, a man leans on it.

    M/S of Elizabeth speaking to one of the passengers. M/S of the river bank as the boat sails along. C/U from a low angle of the man in the green jumper. C/U of a flag with the Union Jack on, the camera moves down to the water. M/S as the boat sails up the river. M/S of the river as it is churned up. L/S of the river and surrounding countryside as the boat sails through. M/S of Elizabeth getting bottles out of the fridge and putting them on a tray, she walks back out and gives the drinks to the passengers. L/S of the boat from the back as it sails under a bridge. C/U of the river shot from the front of the boat as it sails out from under the bridge. Various shots of narrow boats sailing past each other. M/S of the trees and the river bank, the camera moves down to show the back of the boat as it sails along.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    67.05
    Media URN:
    2158
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:06:00 / 01:14:23:00
    Canister:
    CP 146

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