• Short Summary

    The speedboat 'Miss England III' is handed over to its owner and captain.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Hampton-on-Thames. 'Good Luck ... 'Miss England III'!' Kaye Don 'takes over' Lord Wakefield's wonder speed boat, which is confidently expected to exceed 130 mph and regain World's record for Britain."

    Hampton-on-Thames, Greater London.

    Sir John Thorneycroft (shouting to be heard) hands over the speed boat "Miss England III" to Lord Wakefield who is standing nearby. The boat can just be seen in the water beside them.

    Back view of the boat. It is flying the Union Jack flag. The engine is large, with big air intakes. The speech continues under the pictures. The speaker represents the boatyard and says that the boat is built of this best British materials and with the best British workmanship. The boat is being moved slowly out into more open water.

    The scene cuts back to the three men by the boat. Lord Wakefield speaks thanking Sir John Thorneycroft for the boat and for organising the rain so that the boat can be baptised with good English water. Kaye Don, who will sail the boat thanks the team for building the boat.

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:52:00 / 01:43:27:00

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