• Short Summary

    Footage of model boat attempting to break world speed record in Epsom, Surrey.

  • Description

    Stew Pond in Epsom, Surrey.

    M/S of man preparing his model speed boat ('Lady Babs') for world record attempt. Several shots of boat speeding around a pole on lake watched by children. A man records speed with machine. The boat fails to break the record by 3 mph.

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    Film ID:
    1263.12
    Media URN:
    34196
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:47:00 / 01:16:40:00
    Canister:
    NP 226

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "M/S of man preparing his model speed boat ('Lady Babs')" - the man is George Stone. His boat is actually called Lady Babs II.

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  2. jamied says

    More info on George Stone here......

    http://www.onthewire.co.uk/2stroke.htm

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