• Short Summary

    Decorated canal boats take part in a "canal rally" in Stourbridge.

  • Description

    Stourbridge, Worcestershire.

    Canal Rally is the focus of this story. Various shots of canal boats being cleaned, chrome being polished and ironwork being painted. Boats are decorated with fake flowers and bunting. The highly decorated boats mooch up and down the river. Local mayors are taken for a trip. Narrator mentions the Inland Waterways Association and their bid to keep the canals open. Good C/Us of some of the skippers of the boats.

    Game is played where men in two rowing boats try to knock each other into the water - a jousting match.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    201.08
    Media URN:
    3100
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:18:00 / 01:43:50:00
    Canister:
    CP 413

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