• Short Summary

    Powerboats race up the river Thames. London.

  • Description

    No title - Powerboat Race, London.

    L/S and M/S the river Thames with Houses of Parliament in background. M/S showing powerboats moving towards the start. L/S the start of the race with St. Paul's Cathedral in background. Various shots as the boats speed along. Various shots boats rounding marker buoy. Various shots of the race. M/S as boat number 1 driven by Don Ross comes in to win. Boat number 6 is second. M/S boat. C/U Veronica Carlson. M/S as she puts laurel wreath round Don Ross and kisses him.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:14:00 / 01:32:23:00

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The event seen here was the Evening News and Embassy powerboat race, and took place on 25th October 1969.

    Veronica Carlson mentioned in the shots list was a TV and film star of the era, and made appearances in some Hammer horror productions.

  2. John G Wilson says

    I believe that my fathers boat called SARJON number 39 is shown in the clip is there any more footage of this race and can I get a better quality copy? Than the online copy?

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