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Children's Newsreel | Easter Monday Walk

Girls and boys parade and race at Easter.

CHANNEL | BBC Television Service

FIRST BROADCAST | 09 April 1958

DURATION | 3 minutes 36 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1958

Synopsis

This mute footage is included in the collection for its 'ahhh' factor. It features some very solemn little girls in fantastic home-made hats taking part in an Easter bonnet competition. This is followed by footage of a large number of boys taking part in the annual Easter Monday walking race in Steyning, a picture-book pretty village in Sussex. To find out exactly what the news reporter said about this event, click here for a transcript of the missing commentary.

Did you know?

Elsie and Doris Waters, the two glamorous ladies holding the finishing-line tape in this news item, were long-time Steyning residents but were better known as 'Gert and Daisy', a popular comedy double act who entertained troops during the war and featured prominently on several radio shows.

Norman Read (also a Steyning resident), who starts the race, was an Olympic gold medallist who won the 50 km road-walking race in 1956.

Contributors

Norman Read
Contributor
Doris Waters
Contributor
Elsie Waters
Contributor

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