• Short Summary

    An item about a bicycle polo match between Queen Mary's Boys Club and the Y.M.C.A.

  • Description

    Purley, Surrey.

    L/S of several boys dressed in black and orange tops and shorts, they are tinkering with bicycles. M/S as 16 year old John Woodger turns the top of his sock down, he then puts a protective pad on the other shin and pulls the sock up. C/U of Bernard Taylor adjusting the handlebars with a spanner, C/U of the handlebars which have been customised with one side shorter than the other. M/S of the boys working on a bicycle. C/U of the chain and M/S as they move the pedals round. C/U of Charles Holdsworth. The narrator explains they are getting ready for a game of bicycle polo. M/S as two men examine the ball, one of them is referee Bob Reddin, C/U of the ball which is made from bamboo root. M/S of Mark Stevens looking at the polo mallet. The young men from Queen Mary's Boys Club are playing the local Y.M.C.A. The club leader, Ted Denman, gives a mallet to a boy and they all ride off. M/S as the referee blows the whistle and M/S as the boys ride up.

    L/S of the referee as he blows the whistle to start the game. Various shots of the game with boys riding round trying to hit the ball and not fall off their bicycles, one boy does fall off. M/S of the ball as it is hit from one person to another, several boys collide and fall off. M/S of Charles Holdsworth standing at the side with a spanner ready to do emergency repairs, he is talking to two men in suits. Various shots of the match again, C/U of two boys lying on the grass watching and smiling. L/S of the match. C/U of a boy in goal looking worried. L/S of the match, one boy scores a goal. M/S as the referee blows his whistle and points. M/S of a man and two women laughing and cheering, he puts his arms round the women. M/S of a man smoking a pipe talking to a boy. Various shots as the match continues.

    Note: for search purposes - YMCA - SL.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:58:00 / 01:31:39:00
    CP 201

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