Film: 9873

Sport | 1960 | Sound | B/W


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Sporting Highlights of 1963

Year long tour of Britain's sporting calendar. Brief shots of the following; Swimming pool. Speedboat. Horse Jumping. Water Skiing. Slalom Skiing in Scotland. Croquet. Horse Polo. Professional cycling. Panning shot of crowds and grandstand at Derby. Rides at a fair. A family of Pearly Kings and Queens. Start of Derby race at Epsom. Footage of the race over the one and half mile course. Athletics at London's White City including 100 metre sprint, the high jump, the women's 80 metre hurdles. Gordon Pirie wins the 3000 metres in 7 minutes. Isle of Man Tourist Trophy races held every June. Ample footage of motorcyclists hurtling their bikes around six laps of a thirty-seven mile circuit. Cricket match at Lord's - England versus Australia. Royal Ascot with a dazzling array of hats. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh drive along the course of the green. Wimbledon Women's final between Christine Truman and Angela Morton. Men's final between Australia's Greg Stully and Chuck Mc Inally. Crowds watching the match. Royal Regatta at Henley during July. The Diamond Skulls race won by Stewart McKenzie. Bowls played and watched by spectators. St. Andrew's Scotland home of golf. The Old Course at St. Andrews. British Open title being contested at Birkdale, England. Dai Rhys plays golf. British Grand Prix 1963 at Silverstone near Northampton. 115,000 enthusiasts crowd the track. Race has 82 laps, 246 miles in all. Ample footage of the race in progress. Race is won by Jim Clark. Cowes Week on the Isle of Wight. Prince Philip sails his small boat Bluebottle with his friend Mr Fox. A line of anglers compete along a stretch of river. Royal Braemar gathering in September 1963. Massed Piped Band with a multitude of bagpipe players. Highland wrestling, shot putting and tossing the caber. October when show jumping fever grips the public fancy with David Barker riding a clear round on Mr. Softie in the Horse of the Year Show at the Empire Pool, Wembley. Aintree, Liverpool on Grand National Day. Good coverage of horses jumping over hurdles. Horses fall and stumble over the jumps. Fred Winter wins on Kilmore. Oxford versus Cambridge boat race. Good shot of Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon. Rugby Union football match at Twickenham, England. Cup final day at Wembley between Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur. Excellent cut away shots to cheering fans. Slow motion sequence showing goal being scored from behing the goals. Danny Blanchflower recieves the cup from the Queen.
Comprehensive look at the sporting activities throughout Britain during 1963.

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