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  • Short Summary

    People are seen arriving for the Derby, there is a large police presence to cope with the crowded stands.

  • Description

    This is one of two stories about the Derby - this version concentrates more on the spectators' journey to and from the races, whilst the other version puts more emphasis on the races.

    Intertitle: "All roads lead to the famous downs".

    M/S of hoards of men, women and children walking across a field - presumably all on their way to the Derby. M/S of a busy street - people in cars, buses, on foot and bicycle pass the camera. More shots of people coming across the field.

    M/S of horses and jockeys preparing for the race, in the background spectators gather behind the racecourse barriers. M/S of the horses and riders lining up at the start. Various shots of a large battalion of policemen. More shots of the traffic jam of people arriving for the Derby. Various Panning L/Ss over the crowded spectator stands and race course. L/S of the horses being lead past the crowds. L/S of horses racing past the crowd. L/S of mounted police clearing a way through the crowd.

    L/Ss of crowds walking away ( or to? ) the race course. M/S of the police battalion on the move. More shots of the traffic jam. L/S of the results board. Panning shot over heads of crowd to see horses and jockeys passing. M/S of spectators running onto the racecourse. More shots of a bus in the traffic jam, a gypsy begs with her baby from the vehicles. Panning shot of policemen relaxing in empty stands, they loosen their collars and smoke. More shots of horses being lead past the crowd. M/S of men in top hats and tails walking down the racecourse. M/S of a crowd watching a man in an African Witch Doctor costume. More shots of the results board.

    Note: the other version - THE DERBY ( ALTERNATIVE VERSION ) - is also in G 673 on Pathe Master tape *PM0306*.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:06:29:00
    G 673

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