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  • Description

    Lullingstone Castle, Kent.

    Only a brief section of visuals for this item currently exist (soundtrack continues throughout). Between 01:39:53 and 01:40:24 we see people re-enacting the first ever lawn tennis match from 1873. Two ladies in crinoline dresses and bonnets prance about the court playing a doubles match with two men, also in Victorian costume. The ball boy is an old man who was a real ball boy at the time of the first tennis matches. A crowd of people watch. There is no net, just a long horizontal pole held up by two barrels.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    17247
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    969.37
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:33:00 / 01:40:44:00
    Canister:
    38/50
    Sort Number:
    38/050
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture
    WorkSpaces
    WATO
  • Stills

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

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