Bert Bushnell Sculling

Reading my little ‘obituary’ of Bert Bushnell, Tim Koch in London has sent me a link from the archives of British Pathe, showing Bushnell in a nice film from 1947 teaching sculling. Tim writes, “I’m not sure that you would know anything more about sculling after viewing it, but it is strange to think that it was shown to the general public in cinemas.”

To view Bert in the boat, please click here.


  1. Bert Bushnell's family were delighted to see this fantastic piece of Pathe footage which we shall add to the family archive. Thank you so much for posting this.

    Jacqueline Page
    Daughter of Bert Bushnell

  2. I would like to add my thanks also – we have all hugely enjoyed the chance to see Bert at his physical peak and the voiceover is just wonderful.

    I would also like to say how pleased I am to have discovered this blog. I now log into it every morning after checking my emails and am very impressed with its content – I very much like the idea of keeping my wit and staying sane!

    Sue Bushnell
    Another daughter of Bert

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