• Short Summary

    Man roller skates to work, he is in training for World's Road Roller Skating Speed Record.

  • Description

    Camberley, Surrey.

    M/S man on roller skates, wearing shorts and vest, leaving his modern council house. C/U man kissing his wife goodbye - she notes the time on her watch. M/S man skating out of garden. M/S man waving goodbye to wife and kids as he skates along the pavement. Various shots of man skating around housing estate. M/S postman coming out of gate. C/U postman shaking his head.

    M/S roller skater arrives at main road and looks both ways before crossing. Various shots man skating down residential and shopping streets. M/S policeman on point duty - skater in background halts at the corner. C/U policeman waving skater on. M/S skater turning round corner.

    M/S skater arriving at work - waves to another chap who has just arrived on motor cycle. M/S skater enters building and clocks on. C/U skater observing time on clock as he places time card in stamping machine. C/U clock face reading ten to eight. He replaces card in rack and skates out of picture.

    Man is Arthur Baker, he is training for World's Road Roller Skating Speed Record.

    Note: newspaper article on file.

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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:07:00 / 01:48:41:00
    NP 517

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    "Man is Arthur Baker" - he was better known in roller-skating circles as Pip Baker. Baker also appears in clip 1347.27.

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