• Short Summary

    Motorcycle cross country race at Hawkestone Park and burning lorry on London Road.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Motor News".

    International Moto-Cross (motocross) Grand Prix at Hawkestone Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

    Various shots of motorcycle race around rough terrain course. C/U man looking through binoculars. A motorcycle crashes into a fence and is lifted clear by men. G/V crowds of spectators watching from the hill. More shots race. C/U boy and girl watching. More shots of race. C/U boy and a girl looking on. Panning shot Jeff Smith being flagged home the winner. G/V crowds watching presentation of trophy. C/U Mrs Topham handing the trophy to Jeff.

    Motorcyclists: Jeff Smith is riding BSA 500, Don Rickman is riding a Rickman Metisse, Bill Nilssen is riding a Crescent 500 and Dave Curtis is on a Matchless 500.

    Blazing Lorry on road between Shrewsbury and London.

    Lorry loaded with paper bales on fire at roadside, men pull flaming tarpaulin from it. Another lorry is used to try to nudge the burning lorry into a ditch. The truck cab is now well alight. M/S lorry burning.

    Note: motocross programme on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:18:00 / 01:01:46:00

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