• Short Summary

    Documentary about Wimbledon Tennis Championship - with behind the scenes footage

  • Description

    Continued. c. 1954

    Covers removed from Tennis court at Wimbledon. People move folded wooden chairs and pile them up. Workman carrying block of ice into building. Waiters carrying trays. C/U feet. Troops lining up against wall. Empty stand. Wimbledon clock (it shows 12 O'clock). Colonel Macaulay in his office. People allowed in through turnstiles and gates. Some run to get the best place in the stands. People hand over coins as they go through the turnstiles. People move quickly past the left luggage area. More people stream through the gates. People moving to obtain the best views of the courts. The terraces fill up (Really nice sequence).

    C/U notice saying "Information". The camera tracks down to young woman asking questions . The assistant points to a spot on a photographic map of the club. Young girl puts stamp on post card at Wimbledon Post Office (GPO General Post Office) symbol on the wall). She posts her card. Programme seller at work. People hiring cushions to soften the seats. Stands half full, two girls in the foreground are eating. Man buys cup of tea. Trays being dealt with in kitchen. Trays of tea filled up. More people arrive at Wimbledon. Man putting towards hole at Wimbledon Golf Course, in the background available space is filled with parked cars. Various male tennis players, dressed in suits, leave hotel and get into car. Car drives in through main gates of Wimbledon. Colonel Legge in his office. Ball boy collects cards with players' names printed on. The boy walks out of referees office with printed name cards. Colonel Legge follows him. The boy places the name cards on a score board (the voice over notes that the ball boys come from Doctor Barnardo's Homes). General crowd shots.

    Player walks into dressing room carrying racket. Dressing room where players are getting changed. Crowd shot. Player sits in dressing room with racket, he appears nervous.


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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:53:00 / 01:36:06:00

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