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  • Short Summary

    The Derby seen during the race with shots of race goers in the town and on the downs.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "The Derby - Victory Year 1919"

    Epsom Race Course, Epsom, Surrey

    WS From Grandstands almost empty as crowds are arriving. Same shot repeated with stands full slow pan as horses arrive into shot pan as they cross the finish line. Police and spectators begin to spill onto the course. Race won by "Grand Parade".

    WS Man washing his arms in the street, a horse pulling a buggy crosses the shot. WS Shot of street with men washing themselves in the horse troughs. Crowd of men watching the camera as it pans across the group. They start waving. LS. Of gypsy family camping in an improvised tent on the downs. WS. Gypsies having breakfast by their tent. MS. Family group as mother holds up her baby. WS Of same group seated in tent.

    WS Of crowds and race course, horses appear into shot and race through, Camera pans as Police move onto the course. WS. Of crowds standing on vehicles to watch the race pan across. WS from stands horses race through the finish line. WS Of cars parked. WS From grandstand of crowds milling around. LS & WS. Over the heads of the crowds as they mill around MLS very good shots of crowds arriving by car, carriage, cart. WS As truck full of men in uniform passes camera and crowds on the downs. WS of cars arriving WS of crowds standing on vehicles as before.

    WS As line of Police move onto course WS As winner parades through. WS. As before with mounted Police following WS of Horses parading. GV. Pan with horses to see Grand Stands. WS Down course as spectators begin to spill onto the track. WS At ground level towards top of building Man fixing Union Jack Flag and Royal Standard. WS of crowds on race course. WS As horses race through.

    N.B. Appears to be somewhat oddly sequenced. MD

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:52:00 / 01:11:27:00
    G 571

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