• Short Summary

    Demonstration of various water sports at Reading.

  • Description

    Reading, Berkshire.

    GV. Motorboat going through water at Reading. GV. Pan, another boat. GV. Six girl water skiers performing. SV. John Martin on his ski disc turning round as he is towed along. SV. Crowd. SV. Martin sitting on stool on the disc. GV. Two water skiers, one ducks under the other's towline enabling him to cross in front of his companion. GV. Pan, a boat moving through water. SV. A trick skier having ski on his left leg with his right hand on the other ski. As he moves along he overbalances just before he gets to a boat - he nearly hits it. SV. The gyro boat as it is towed along and it takes off in the air. LV. The gyro boat flying through the air. SV. Pan, the 'amphicar' (amphibian car) going down ramp into the water and moving out across the water. SCU. Two girls watching. GV. The amphicar moving across the water. SV. The amphicar moving along. SV. The amphicar leaving the water and coming up ramp towards camera.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1762.13
    Media URN:
    54513
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1963
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:10:00 / 01:31:24:00
    Canister:
    63/42

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The action is taking place at Burghfield Bridge in Reading, (mentioned by commentator).

    The very same Amphicar seen here also appears in clip 245.05, this time in glorious colour!

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