Universities National Athletic Championships 1956

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    The Universities National Athletic Championships. Manchester, Greater Manchester.

    MS's starter firing gun. Various good studies of people in the crowd, including black students. CU starter, J D Sangster. CU wind gauge on tripod. High angle LS of the White City stadium with activities in the centre. Cut-in shots of crowd. MS Mayor and Mayoress of Stretford. Various cut-ins crowd. MS finish of the Women's 80 Metres Hurdles Final, won by Thelma Hopkins who broke the record (11.5 seconds). Various shots Thelma. MS photographers. MS as Thelma is congratulated by sister Moira.

    High angle MS of the arena. CU Derek Ibbotson. CU Gordon Pirie. Various shots of the start of the 3,000 Metres, and of the race in progress, Pirie wins with Ibbotson second. MS Thelma Hopkins at the high jump, she breaks her own record of 5' 4" by jumping 5' 7". MS crowd. CU man with stopwatch. Various shots crowd applauding. Various shots Gordon Pirie and Derek Ibbotson at end of 3,000 metres Invitation Race. Various shots as they pose together. MS Thelma Hopkins at high jump. Various shots Thelma being congratulated.

    Cataloguer's note: picture cuts out from 01:43:42 to 01:43:57.

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    Cataloguer:
    Emma
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    82370
    Sort Number:
    UN 2839 A
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:25:00 / 01:44:28:00
    Canister:
    UN 2839 A
    Film ID:
    2816.26
    Issue Date:
    1956
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