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    Selected Originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Welcome To New Champion" - 52/23.

    Rugby, Warwickshire.

    Story concerns Johnny Williams - British and Empire Heavyweight Boxing Champion on his return to his home town.

    SV. Mayor joins Williams on balcony of Grand Hotel. GV. Crowd pan up to balcony. SV. Crowd surges forward.

    SV. Williams says:-
    Johnny Williams speaking (Nat.snd.) "Well, thank you very much for such a wonderful reception. I don't think I ever realised how far the Grand is from the LMS. station before. But I can assure you I really appreciate it and feel really honoured. I am not going to pretend that it was an easy fight that I won easily. It was, a hard fight and the referee thought that I'd won. And I hope to be a good champion "Thank You".

    MV. Williams waves to crowd and returns to Grand Hotel.

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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:34:00 / 01:55:38:00
    52/23 I (Selected Originals)
    Sort Number:
    52/023 I
  • Appears in...

    Sport & Leisure Historical Figures & Celebrities Lifestyle & Culture Travel & Exploration Entertainment & Humour
    Johnny Williams and Jack Gardener
  • Stills

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

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