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    Prince Philip visits Boys' Clubs in London.

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    Unissued / Unused material -


    LS Over crowd, as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh leaves Club at Southfields, Putney, and makes his way through crowds to car. MS Two boys doing exercises on a ladder at Sulgrave Boy's Club. MS Group of cheering and waving boys. MS Pan round, various boys watching television. Various shots, Duke talking to boys in Television room. MS Duke as he signs visitor's book. Various shots, Duke talking to boys Various shots, boys negotiating assault course in club, watched by Duke. MS Duke talking to boys. MS Duke presenting Cup to winning team.

    GV Ext. Southfields Club at Putney. MS Duke with Sir Basil Henriques as he walks towards camera and enters Club. Various shots, Duke talking to boys in Billiards room. GV Table tennis room with Duke watching. Various shots, Duke watching boys teaching First Aid. Various CU's boys teaching First Aid. Various CU's boys. Various shots Duke watching boys vaulting. CU Duke talking to instructors.

    (Original Neg.) Old record suggests material may date from around 26/04/1961.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:14:00 / 01:47:20:00
    UN 3488 C

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  1. NeilRobson says

    The catalogue note is certainly correct – this item dates from the evening of Wednesday, 26 April 1961 when the Duke of Edinburgh visited three boys’ clubs in south London. The opening scene can definitely be identified as the Boys’ Club (now demolished) on Wimbledon Park Road, Southfields, next door to the Post Office which still exists. Judging from the photograph in the following day’s ‘Times’, the final sequence of first-aid practice beginning at 2:45 was shot at Southfields, but in other respects the film would appear to be a haphazard collection of rushes from all three clubs, tacked together in no particular order.

    There is also a daytime glimpse of the exterior of the Southfields club in the rain in the middle of the ‘film’. For the record, Southfields is not in Putney. It is always considered to be a part of Wandsworth.

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