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    Various games involving motorcycles are played at annual gymkhana in Woolwich.

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    Item title reads - Wonderful wheelers. "The Grand National" - "Football Final" - and "Land Plaining" provided many thrills at Annual Gymkhana. Woolwich, Kent.

    L/S as the motorcyclists set off and turn a corner, three of them approach seesaws, one man falls on the corner but gets up and they all ride over. M/S as they ride up ramps and fly off the end. M/S as more motorcyclists approach the seesaws, one man falls going over it. M/S of a game of motorcycle football as they ride around and try to kick the ball whilst on their motorcycles. M/S of water skiing on land, a motorcycle and sidecar drive along pulling a man on a wooden board. M/S as one of them falls off. Two skiers share a board but both jump off on the bend.

    M/S of the two teams of motorcycle footballers riding out onto the pitch. M/S as the cyclists play a game where they have to get a pole through a hole in a wooden box attached to a high bar. If they miss, the box tips water over them. Various shots as they play the game with varying degrees of success. Various shots as they ride over the seesaws, various shots as they play football.

    Note: the cuts run from 01:40:07 to the end of the item. There is a yellow tinted version with the same title and footage which does not include cuts on *PM0396*.

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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:
    01:38:40:00 / 01:41:50:00
    G 1191

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  1. Robertkillick says


    This is a fascinating piece,but the conclusion of my fellow Charlton Athletic fans and I is that this was filmed at The Valley football ground in Charlton. You can see the discussion at the link below




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