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    Lent Bumping Races - Rowing and horse racing by Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

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    Item title reads - Lent Bumping Races. Spurred to utmost endeavour by encouraging yells of excited undergraduates. First Trinity win "Head of the River" from Jesus College. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

    M/S as many rowing teams race down the river, M/S as teams pass each other. Various shots as they row down, people run along the bank to follow them. Various shots as the boats proceed along the river, one of them has a big flag on the back. Various shots of the teams rowing.

    Intertitle - 'at Oxford hard riding undergraduates took many a toss in the 'Varsity Point-to-Point.'

    M/S of a group of people on horseback, they line up and set off, M/S as they approach a fence and jump it, one falls off. M/S of another jump, one horse tips its rider over and stays on the other side, other horses avoid it. Various shots as they jump fences with a number of casualties. L/S as people crowd round to watch others jump, one falls then runs off after his horse.

    L/S of the horses refusing fences, various shots as they jump. M/S of them riding along and standing waiting to start. Various shots as they jump the fences or refuse altogether. C/U of some of the riders taking the jumps. Various shots of the horses jumping fences.

    Note: cuts for this story run from 01:45:50 to 01:52:00.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:20:00 / 01:52:00:00
    G 1164

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