• Short Summary

    TEENAGE MOTOR-CYCLISTS, GARBED IN BLACK LEATHER JACKETS AND "DEATH-HEAD" CRASH HELMETS, POSE A SERIOUS PROBLEM FOR POLICE AND SOCIOLOGISTS IN MANY WESTERN COUNTRIES.

  • Description

    1.
    GV MOTOR-CYCLISTS ARRIVE.
    0.08

    2.
    SV DITTO.
    0.13

    3.
    SV MR.SHERGOLD ARRIVES ON MOTOR-CYCLE.
    0.16

    4.
    CU SHERGOLD REMOVES CRASH HELMET.
    0.22

    5.
    SV MOTOR CYCLISTS INTO HALL.
    0.26

    6.
    GV PAN.COUPLES DANCE "TWIST".
    0.30

    7.
    SCU GIRL DANCING.
    0.37

    8.
    SV ZOOM INTO CU.SHERGOLD TALKS TO MOTOR-CYCLIST.
    0.41

    9.
    CU MOTOR-CYCLIST.
    0.44

    10.
    SCU ANOTHER MOTOR-CYCLIST.
    0.46

    11.
    SV PAN DOWN... TWO GIRLS.
    0.50

    12.
    GV PAN FROM BADGE "THE FRIENDLY MOTOR CYCLING CLUB" TO SHERGOLD PRESENTED WITH CHALICE BY POLICE SUPERINTENDENT.
    0.59

    13.
    SV BOYS APPLAUD.
    1.01

    14.
    GV PAN DOWN.MOTOR-CYCLISTS.
    1.06

    15.
    GV PAN FROM.. MOTOR-CYCLISTS TO SHERGOLD.
    1.09

    16.
    SCU SHERGOLD CONDUCTING SERVICE.
    1.12

    17.
    GV CONGREGATION IN CHURCH.
    1.14

    18.
    GV SHERGOLD UP ALTAR, HOLDING CHALICE.
    1.19

    19.
    SCU PAN.SHERGOLD BLESSING CHALICE.
    1.24

    20.
    GV CRASH HELMETS ON TABLE.
    1.26

    21.
    SCU PAN.. ALONG CRASH HELMETS.
    1.21



    Initials PGR/V/MGT/PB



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    Background: TEENAGE MOTOR-CYCLISTS, GARBED IN BLACK LEATHER JACKETS AND "DEATH-HEAD" CRASH HELMETS, POSE A SERIOUS PROBLEM FOR POLICE AND SOCIOLOGISTS IN MANY WESTERN COUNTRIES.MOST PEOPLE -- MOTORISTS IN PARTICULAR -- REGARD THEM AS A MENACE.BUT TO REVEREND WILLIAM SHERGOLD, AN ANGLICAN PRIEST IN LONDON'S TOUGH EAST END, THE PUBLIC IMAGE OF YOUNG MOTOR-CYCLISTS IS LARGELY MISTAKEN."THESE YOUNGSTERS ARE NOT ALL ARROGANT DARE-DEVILS WITH CRIMINAL LEANINGS," HE SAYS.

    LIKE MOST TEENAGERS, THEY LOVE SPEED AND A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF ADVENTURE, BUT THE MAJORITY OF THEM ARE ORDINARY, DECENT YOUTHS WHO LONG FOR A CHANCE TO PROVE IT, IF ONLY THE PUBLIC WOULD LET THEM.

    MR SHERGOLD HAS EARNED THE AFFECTION AND RESPECT OF SCORES OF MOTOR-CYCLING TEENAGERS IN HIS PARISH.AT A LOCAL MISSION HALL, HE MIXES WITH THEM FREELY, GIVES THEM ADVICE AND HELPS THEM BECOME BETTER CITIZENS.

    AND WHEN THEY TAKE TO THE ROAD, MR.SHERGOLD SOMETIMES GOES TOO -- COMPLETE WITH LEATHER JACKET, BOOTS, AND CRASH HELMET, ASTRIDE A HIGH-POWERED MOTOR-CYCLE.TO COUNTLESS YOUNGSTERS, BOTH IN ENGLAND AND COUNTRIES ABROAD WHERE HE'S BECOME KNOWN, MR SHERGOLD -- TO USE TEENAGE SLANG -- IS A "REAL COOL CAT." NEWSPAPERS HAVE DUBBED HIM THE "JET-AGE VICAR."
    THIS WEEK, 700 YOUNG MOTOR-CYCLISTS GATHERED AT THE MISSION HALL TO SHOW THEIR GRATITUDE TO MR.SHERGOLD FOR HIS WORK.THEY GAVE HIM A SILVER CHALICE FOR HIS CHURCH, A GIFT SUBSCRIBED TO BY MOTOR-CYCLISTS ALL OVER THE WORLD.THE PRESENTATION WAS MADE BY A POLICE SUPERINTENDENT AS A TRIBUTE FROM LOCAL POLICE.

    AFTER A SPECIAL DEDICATION AT MR.SHERGOLD'S CHURCH, THE TEENAGERS JIVED AND TWISTED AT A CELEBRATION DANCE IN THE MISSION HALL.SAID MR.SHERGOLD "I'M DEEPLY TOUCHED.THE YOUNGSTERS' GESTURE MORE THAN CONFIRMS MY FAITH IN THEM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA21AR2GNBER5WES0Y55634UFED
    Media URN:
    VLVA21AR2GNBER5WES0Y55634UFED
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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