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    Tinsley Green, West Sussex.

    Various shots of the 351st Marbles Championship being played before an enormous crowd in the forecourt of the Old Greyhound Inn. Crawley busmen play against a team from Copthorne. An old man with a beard takes his turn at flicking a marble.

    C/U of a pocket watch reading 12 o'clock; commentator says someone's just remembered they're open (the pub); brief section of speeded up footage showing spectators walking about. Several shots of the crowd at odd angles, as if we have just come out of the pub after one drink too many.

    C/U of the old bearded man, named as old Sam Spooner who won the championship 50 years ago. Stanelli (could be the entertainer / violinist) presents a trophy cup to Marksman Wicks as individual champion of the winning Copthornes team.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    17102
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    961.03
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:53:00 / 01:02:37:00
    Canister:
    38/32
    Sort Number:
    38/032
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    Sport & Leisure Entertainment & Humour
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    ERIKA
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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