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The Queen visits Hove's Greyhound Stadium

Travel back in time to 1962 and see bubble cars on the road, service at the garage as it used to be and the Queen and Prince Philip paying a visit to Hove's Greyhound Stadium.

Amateur film 1962 4 mins Silent

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We start on the road chasing a yellow bubble car through leafy Sussex roads before arriving at Hove's Greyhound Stadium where the Queen and Prince Philip have been reviewing local youth groups. Finally we move to Sackville Garage on the Shoreham Road where we are shown how things used to be before the arrival of 'self service'. In their smart BP uniforms, two men fill various vehicles and a jerry-can with fuel before ending with another look at a bubble car - a snip at £250.