• Short Summary

    Chinese Junk (boat) imported from Hong Kong goes sailing in Chertsey.

  • Description

    Chertsey, Surrey.

    Fade into the bows of a Chinese Junk with ornate dragon painting on the side. We see a man, Rear Admiral Cobb, in a sailor hat hoisting the sail and C/Us of decorative painting on the boat, with the name 'Sea Dragon' clearly seen. Commentator tells us it was built entirely in Hong Kong and is one of many to be brought to this country, for pleasure sailing.

    Various shots of the boat sailing on Penton Hook Yacht Basin on a rather gloomy day. We see the modifications include an outboard motor and more headroom in the cabins. Two other men, John Riddell and Joe Atterway, in landlubber clothes are also on the boat; one smokes a pipe.

    L/S of the junk sailing gracefully along as a man in a speedboat zips past; fade out.

    Note: print used for transfer is quite badly scratched. On file is a news cutting about a Chinese junk that appeared at the International Boat Show in January of 1961, plus a letter and further information from Hepburn Caravan & Boat Co. Ltd. who imported the junks from Hong Kong.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    135.03
    Media URN:
    1726
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:32:00 / 01:04:13:00
    Canister:
    CP 325

Comments (1)

  1. SylviaCarpenter says

    This boat is now owned by my son ,he is very interested in restoring the boat.Any information anybody has about the boat, its origins and renovation systems please get in touch.

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