• Short Summary

    A man in Torquay makes model boats to perfection.

  • Description

    Torquay, Devon.

    L/S panoramic view of Torquay with a young boy fishing (shot from the back). Cut to frontal M/S of a boy wearing red hat, fishing. Cut to panoramic view of Torquay.

    M/S of a man wearing white apron leaning over model boat working on it. C/U low angle shot of the man carving the wood with a knife. C/U shot of the man's hands carving a model boat. This is Mr Dennis Greenslade, dental mechanic by trade, who is making a model of the Norwegian motor ship "Venus" in his spare time. Man seems to be perfectionist - he asked the shipping line concerned for help and they gave him three sets of original plans and drawings.

    M/S of Mr Greenslade with friend bringing two of the models to the pond of Torquay's Kings Gardens. Mr Greenslade's boats not only look the same as the originals but they sail as well. L/S of Mr Greenslade putting a boat into pond. There is a crowd of people at the edge of the pond watching. Model starts sailing. It is model of Kronprincesse Ingrid, a passenger liner sailing between Harwich and Esbjerg in Denmark.

    L/S of the model boat sailing and people at the edge of the pond watching. C/U shot of the little boat sailing. C/U shot of the faces of two boys as they watch the boat. Several shots of the boat sailing and the people, mostly children watching. Nice shot of a little boy launching his own little boat.

    Note: Mute neg for this story is in cuts.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:18:00 / 01:43:01:00
    CP 227

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