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August Bank Holiday

Duration: 08:13

First broadcast: 8 August 1951

A round-up of unusual activities around the country, from a display of underwater cycling by naval frogmen in Chatham to a carthorse derby on the Sussex Downs in which the winner's cup is presented by champion jockey Gordon Richards. There is also footage of the famous Good quadruplets taking part in a tricycle race, lovely scenes from a sun-soaked Cornwall and less lovely rain at the Festival of Britain.

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Available since: Mon 11 Feb 2013

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Television Newsreel 08/08/1951

A round-up of bank holiday action, including underwater cycling by naval frogmen. (1951)

First broadcast: 08 Aug 1951

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