• Short Summary

    Water-skiing action at the Ruislip Lido - one very glamorous female water-skier included.

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    Ruislip Lido, Middlesex.

    M/S of several pairs of water-skis balanced beside Ruislip Lido. A group of young people walk into shot and pick up the skis. They are members of the water-skiing club. C/U of one couple, the woman is a real blonde bombshell, very glamorous indeed. The group walk towards the water, they take their shoes, jackets and jumpers off and put their skis on. The blonde is seen getting herself into the water - she wears a very fetching blue swimsuit. Various shots of her water-skiing. She is pretty good.

    Various methods of starting are shown. The man who we see next is very good and shows off. We see the first attempt every made at the Ruislip Club to do a "double jump" over a ramp. They then repeat the stunt. Various shots of the boats - the narrator describes the boats used. "They are the fastest of their type afloat." One of the male skiers performs several jumps. He approaches the dock ending his demonstration with a flourish - show off! The boat drops him off at the dock and he ends standing up in the water without falling over.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:30:00 / 01:57:20:00
    CP 030

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    What a lovely film. I remember water skiing at Ruislip Lido being featured in Cliff Richard's film The Young Ones (1961). Nowdays the wearing of ski vests is compulsory and there's special equipment for ski jumping. I understand that the water level at Ruislip is too low for water skiing to continue there (and now swimming is not permitted). Pity.

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  2. ccmaymd says

    I believe the handsome young dark-haired man in the blue coat and dark red trunks is my father, Jack May (1923-2012).

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