Full length video [102923644]

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  • Amateur


  • Edinburgh Cine and Video Society (ECVS)


  • 1950s


Reference number: 5853

Date: 1952

Director: [filmed by W.S. Dobson]

Sound: silent

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.42 mins

Description: Film records motorcycle races between Lanarkshire Eagles and Edinburgh Monarchs at Old Meadowbank Speedway, in Leith. Footage includes close up shots of the teams and concludes with a humorous shot of children imitating the Speedway on tricycles.

Shotlist: exts of spectators arriving by bus, car and on foot, at Meadowbank Speedway. Shot of sign "Mossend Branch Lanarkshire Eagles Supporters Club" (1.03) shot of man signing autographs from car (1.16) gvs of crowds (1.55) shots of interior of Speedway and motor cyclists (2.23) first aiders, mechanics and riders file into Speedway. One group of riders wear eagles on their jackets, the others' read "Monarchs". Shot motorcyclists greeting female fans (2.56) gvs of races, including a crash, intercut with views of crowds, often covering their faces against race dust (9.27). exts of children racing bicycles and tricycles along suburban street, with flags and turn similar to the Speedway (10.42)

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