• Short Summary

    Great Britain's Mary Rand receives a heroine's welcome after winning 1964 Olympic gold

  • Description

    NB This story is a duplicate of 'Home Town cheers Mary Rand', film ID 1775.16. Check for best quality.
    Graphic reads 'Home town cheers Mary Rand'. Crowds gather round as Mary Rand leaves her home in Wells, Somerset, with her husband and daughter. Banner reading 'We're all proud of you Mary'. Brief of Rand signing autograph on child's back, then brief close up of Mary's daughter Alison watching Mary sign another autograph. Close up fan holding homemade Olympic torch. Mary gets into open top car which then drives slowly down the street behind a big marching band and marching guard. Banner on top of car reads 'Mary's leap world record 1964', and is the length of her jump. Close up spectators wave flags as she passes, and car enters Wells town square, which is full of people despite the heavy rain. Mary waves to the crowds as children jockey for a view. Mary meets the mayor, and addresses the crowd, though without audio. Banner from the people of Somerset reading 'We be terrible proud of 'ee', then close up Mary waving to camera from crowd.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:04:58 / 10:06:08

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