• Short Summary

    Vintage motorcycles, international rugby and swimming contest.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Sports Briefs".

    London, Surrey and Sussex.

    Pioneer Run Vintage Motorbike Rally from Tattenham Corner to Brighton. Various shots of men and women posing with their vintage motorcycles. C/U of Pierce Arrow bike from 1911 and Clement Garrard bike from 1902. Various shots of competitors using primitive aids to start bikes such as blow lamps and hypodermics. C/U of man in false moustache. Various shots of the race. Graham Walker, BBC commentator, rides a 1912 Matchless motorbike (No. 27). Panning shot of a man riding a penny farthing push bike. Some bikes break down and are fixed at roadside, one woman does her knitting in the side car. M/S of 1898 motor tricycle. Various shots of Brighton sea front as the bikes arrive.

    Various shots of international rugby match at Twickenham, London. England beat Scotland 12 - 8. C. R. Bruce scores a try, K. L. Geddes, Scotland's Captain (No. 15), converts. J. R. S. Innes (No. 11) scores a very good try (close shot). J. Heaton, England's Captain, scores a goal. C/U of girl in crowd. Various shots of spectators in the grandstands. Other players named in commentary are Munro and Uren.

    Various shots of Holland versus England swimming contest at Marshall Street Baths, London. We see the Butterfly stroke race. Various shots of high diving competition. Various shots of Dutch woman Hannie Termeulen breaking 100 yards free stroke record time. She wins the race in 1 minute and 1.6 seconds.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:51:00 / 01:48:03:00

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