• Short Summary

    An item about an indoor ski slope near Piccadilly Circus.

  • Description

    Central London.

    M/S of Eros statue at Piccadilly Circus, panning shot to road, the camera follows a blue Morris Minor.

    M/S of skiers side stepping up an indoor ski slope. Various shots of skiers side stepping up the slope. The slope is part of a ski school laid on by a major sports suppliers during the winter months in Battersea Park . M/S of a woman putting on skis, in the background people are walking in and out of a door marked, 'Snow Sports Shop'. C/U of a man showing a woman a pair of skis. C/U of the woman. C/U of the man's hands demonstrating the boot fastenings on the skis. The man gives the skis to the woman and she exits.

    M/S of skiers doing slalom skiing down the "plastic bristle snow slope replica of Switzerland". Panning shot follows a woman skiing. M/S of a novice woman skier at the top of a slope, an instructor holds the end of her poles, they ski slowly down the slope together. M/S of a group of people sitting at a table eating cake and watching the skiers. Various low angle shots of people skiing over the camera. M/S of a man leaning on his poles and lifting up his skis. C/U of the end of a pole sticking into the slope. M/S of a man skiing backwards. M/S of the beehive woman being instructed outside the 'Snow Sports Shop'. An instructor shows her how to lift her skis. C/U of the instructor and the woman, tilt down to their feet. C/U of feet in skis at the top of the slope preparing to go down. Various shots of skiers coming down the slope, one of whom comes down on one ski.

    Panning shot follows the blue Morris Minor through Piccadilly Circus.

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:53:00 / 01:15:17:00
    CP 428

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