August Bank Holiday
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
A look back at British bank holiday traditions and celebrations from 1949 to 2000.