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  • Short Summary

    A young girls pets 'Ben Tinto', winner of the famous Greyhound race - the Waterloo Cup.

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    Full title reads: "Altcar. The Blue Riband (sic) of the Leash. 'Ben Tinto' - a puppy & favourite all through - wins the Waterloo Cup in brilliant style - & a fortune in bets!"


    A young girl ties something around the neck of the greyhound Ben Tinto. People are gathered around the dog. She pats the dog warmly on the head.

    C/U girl kneels down and puts her arm around the neck of the dog. She smiles at the camera.

    Sound Track Missing. Spelling for search purposes : Ribbon, ribband

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:56:00 / 01:37:27:00

Comments (1)

  1. Charles Blanning says

    The girl is Marjorie Wright, daughter of the trainer, Bob Wright. She is tying the traditional blue ribbon around the neck of the winner, Ben Tinto, the "Blue Riband" of the clip's title. Bob Wright is on the left holding the lead. In the middle, wearing a rosette is the owner of Ben Tinto, James Shand, the owner of the Liverpool White City greyhound stadium. On the right is Minnie Shand, his wife. "Jim" or "Jimmy" Shand, who had backed his dog to win £60,000, was not your typical greyhound owner. A dedicated communist, he sold his stadium in 1936 and supported the Republican cause in the Spanish Civil War, broadcasting from Madrid as "The Voice of the Republic".

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