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    Girls making fishing nets, plaice filleted, Bathing Beauty competition, trawler'Northern Sceptre'.

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    Various shots, girls making fishing nets. Various shots girls packing Lemon Slices. Various shots, men and women filleting plaice. MS. Packing fish. LS. Trawler with signal flags (2 shots). Various shots, overhead conveyance of fish. Various shots, members of the public on board the trawler. CU. Donald Campbell talking with another, boys with a scout on trawler, name Northern Sceptre MS. Tony Wright judging Bathing Beauty Competition. LS. Girls lined up on stage. MS. (2 shots) audience applauding. Various shots, the bathing beauty competitors. CU. The judges filling in forms. LS. The competitors lined up on stage. CU. Donald Campbell applauding. LS. MS. Crowds outside the Centenary Exhibition. Various shots, inside the exhibition. Girl looking at fish with mouth fixed open CU. Sign on fence: Grimsby Town Centre. CU. Notice: Fishing Industry Exhibition.


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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:31:00 / 01:51:46:00
    UN 2871 A

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  1. FishingHeritage says

    This was the "Grimsby Fishdocks Centenary Exhibition", celebration "100 years of progress" at the fish docks at Grimsby.
    It ran for a full week after being opened by Donald Campbell ("Fastest man afloat") on Saturday 1st September at 11am. It closed after the final of the fish filleter competition at 7pm on Saturday 8th September 1956.
    The pamphlet produced for the exhibition says it is the "story of the World's Premier Fishing Port" and sees the exhibition as a grand show of all that was taking place and had been achieved in Grimsby.

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