• Short Summary

    Veteran cyclists, cross country motorbiking, rugby, Boys Club boxing and horse racing.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Sports Shorts".

    Regents Park, London. Cavalcade of old cycles preparing for Jubilee celebrations of Transport and General Workers Union.
    MS Various shots of the ancient bicycles parading. CU Head shot of veteran cyclists Jock Miller. He wears a fine beard. CU A side by side tandem passes. CU a pennyfarthing passes. LS a hobby horse is propelled along and recedes into the distance. VS shots of ancient bicycles being ridden along the road.

    Liphook, Hampshire. Motorcycle trials on cross country course.
    Various shots of the machines on their rough course. MS Cut in shots of crowd. MS LS W Nicholson of Ulster, riding a 449 cc BSA (British Small Arms) passes the finishing flag first.

    Rugby - England beats France at Twickenham.
    LS General views of the huge crowd of spectators. MS a scrum. Various shots of the game. RH Guest is among the scorers.

    Leeds, Yorkshire. National Association of Boys Clubs boxing finals.
    MS Herbert Sutcliffe, Yorkshire cricketer, seen on left of a group of three, shaking hands. CU Jimmy Wilde, ex-world flyweight champion holding a 'Lonsdale Belt'. CU LS The boxing match between Ernie Davies of Bromsgrove, Worcester and Ken Ernst, of London.

    The Great Metropolitan stakes horse race run at Epsom Surrey.
    LS the horses racing round Tattenham corner and running up the straight. LS Star Song takes the lead half way up the straight and passes the post first, followed by Parhelian and Salubrious. MS Starsong is led in and his jockey Doug Smith dismounts.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:51:00 / 01:12:11:00

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