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London, England: SV Matthew being greeted by Mr. Forte and then Mr. Billy Butlin. GV Showing sportsmen etc., seated. CU Sir Stanley Rous. CU Bert Trautmann. CU Denis Compton sitting next to Jim Laker. GV Tommy Trinder addressing assembly (silent for voice). CU Tommy Trinder speaks (Nat. Sd.) LV (Silent) Mr. Forte gets up from table to present cocktail cabinet. SV Silent Mr. Forte presenting cabinet to Stanley Matthews. SV (Silent men applauding. CU Stanley Matthews speaks (Nat. sd.) CU Ditto (Nat. sd.)
CU Tommy Trinder.
With all the sincerity in my heart may I say it has been one of my greatest privileges to see you as a footballer and to meet you as a man. To say thank you for everything you have done for football and for sportsmanship.
CU Stanley Matthews speaks.
I deeply appreciated the honour you have bestowed on me and to all concerned who have helped to make this evening I will never forget as long as I live I thank you very sincerely. Sometimes I am called old man of soccer, I am a little thin on top but really I am not that old.
Before I close I would like to thank you for the wonderful present you have given me. My lords and gentlemen I thank you.
Personalities - Sport; Sir Stanley Matthews (b. 1915), Great Britain
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