• Short Summary

    An Irishman - 31-year-old William McMillan of Belfast -- is the new world champion ploughman.?

  • Description

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    GV Massed start.
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    2.
    LV Ditto.
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    GV Tractor. German competitor makes last furrow.
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    4.
    LV Ditto and adjust tractor.
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    5.
    CU Loud speakers announcing finish of competition.
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    LV Canadian competitor, Charles Bonney drives tractor towards.
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    CU Ditto.
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    TOP V INT..Ploughmen and officials at prize giving ceremony.
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    CU Lord Wakehurst presents winning plough to Mr. L. McMillan of Belfast.
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    CU McMillan with plough.
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    11.
    LV Officials applaud.
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    12.
    CU Lord Wakehurst presents second prize to Charles Bonney, Princeton, Ontario, Canada.
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    13.
    CU McMillan returns to table for winning bowl.
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    GV Closing ceremony of ploughing contest. Memorial is unveiled by Lord Wakehurst
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    15.
    CU PAN..DOWN "The Cairn of Peace."
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    16.
    GV PAN..As flags of various nations are lowered.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: An Irishman - 31-year-old William McMillan of Belfast -- is the new world champion ploughman. He won the title on the fourth and final day of the seventh world contest at Armoy, County Antrim, October 10.

    It took the judges four hours to choose the winner. McMillan, so near to winning the title in Germany last year, was competing in a world championship for the fourth year.

    Runner-up was 31-year-old Charles Bonney of Princeton, Ontario, Canada; a breeder of shorthorn cattle. He ploughed on Plot 13. Bonney's teem-mate, Carl B. Willis, from Prince Edward Island, came third.

    Competitors came from 16 countries to stake a claim for the Golden Plough - the trophy of master ploughmen.

    Awards were presented by Lord Wakehurst, the County Governor. Afterwards, watched by the 30 competitors, Lord Wakehurst, unveiled the Cairn of Peace - a monument surmounted by a replica of the Golden Plough. A stone from each of the 16 competing countries was used in the building of the cairn.

    After the unveiling ceremony, the flags of the nations were slowly lowered by the ploughmen.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9VER4MRB76LSQMM9726DT82F8
    Media URN:
    VLVA9VER4MRB76LSQMM9726DT82F8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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