Operation Matador

1959 , Edinburgh (City of Edinburgh)

Ransomes Matador Lawnmower is driven from Edinburgh to London non-stop.

Lighthearted documentary with commentary following a group of students from Hatfield Technical College as they drive a lawnmower from Edinburgh to London. For the prize of a half pint of beer each, they must get to Hyde Park in four days and present the Superintendant of the Royal Parks with a haggis.

Featured Buildings

Edinburgh Castle; Big Ben

Featured Events

Edinburgh to London by Lawn Mower in Four Days

Keywords

Fun races; Lawnmowers; Students

Other Places

London

Manifestations

Operation Matador

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    Unknown
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    Duration
    0:12:20
    Modification Date
    25/11/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    734431
  • Barcode
    INV391522
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
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    MP4 H264 digital
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    Duration
    0:12:20
    Modification Date
    31/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    725167
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    INV365069
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
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    Duration
    0:12:20
    Modification Date
    31/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    724353
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV389316
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:12:20
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    709871
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV281427
    Canonical Identifier
    1993/55
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour System
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    Colour Type
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    Dimension
    Duration
    0:14:30
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    02/11/2010
    Parts
    Reference
    696100
    Sound
    sound
    Sound System
    optical
  • Barcode
    INV276810
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Colour Type
    colour
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:12:31
    Has Sound
    Y
    Modification Date
    22/05/2009
    Parts
    Reference
    679980
    Sound
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  • Barcode
    INV225411
    Canonical Identifier
    A-926
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour Type
    colour
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identification Notes
    Picture: combined (data migration 25/06/2021)
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    positive
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    561817
    Sound
    sound

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