Olympics

1905 - 1932!

1905 - 1932! (1932)

Great couple of female wrestlers from 1905 contrasted with "modern" girl wrestlers.

Newcastle Police Annual Athletic Sports

Newcastle Police Annual Athletic Sports (1922)

Annual athletic meeting for the Policemen of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Laundry Sports - Motspur Park

Laundry Sports - Motspur Park

Men and women who work in the laundry industry take part in their annual sports festival at Motspur Park, Surrey.

Irish Lady Athletes

Irish Lady Athletes (1931)

Irish runners compete in Civil Service Sports.

Newcastle Exchange Walking AKA Newcastle Exchange Walking

Newcastle Exchange Walking AKA Newcastle Exchange Walking (1922)

Walking race from Newcastle to Haltwhistle Northumberland, and Hexham.

Squash

Squash (1937)

Keeping fit - Squash champs play game, one is on roller skates and girl in swimsuit demonstrates new exercise machine.

Old Time Haxey Hood Game

Old Time Haxey Hood Game (1939)

Footage of the bizarre Haxey Hood game in Haxey, Lincolnshire.

Strong Man AKA World Champion Nail Breaker Beware - Other Colour Pics Share This Title

Strong Man AKA World Champion Nail Breaker Beware - Other Colour Pics Share This Title (1963)

Harold Ripley, Derbyshire miner and champion strong man, bends nails and iron bars with his bare hands.

Soccer Amateurs Thrill Wembley Thousands

Soccer Amateurs Thrill Wembley Thousands (1950)

Willington and Bishop Auckland Amateur Footballers play at Wembley.

Obstacles!  Filmed At Sudbury

Obstacles! Filmed At Sudbury (1932)

Waitresses compete against each other in various sporting events.

Northern Games

Northern Games (1922)

The Northern Game in Inverness, Scotland.

Old English Customs Record B

Old English Customs Record B (1950)

A documentary about British traditions - street football, marbles, skittles, pancake races, etc.

Grasmere Sports News In A Nutshell

Grasmere Sports News In A Nutshell (1935)

Grasmere sports festival - Guides Race up Butter Crag, wrestling and hounds' trail.

Veterans Sports Meeting

Veterans Sports Meeting (1947)

Too old to compete at 40? Members of a London athletics club prove otherwise.

The Stock Exchange

The Stock Exchange "Annual" (1932)

London to Brighton walking race - won by L J Hollyer.

The North Country's Walking

The North Country's Walking "Classic" (1932)

Walking race from Sunderland to Darlington - won by T W Green of Belgrave Harriers.

Pram Relay

Pram Relay (1962)

A strange story about boys practising for a pram relay race at Hatfield College.

Police Aa Sports

Police Aa Sports (1931)

Police athletes show their skills in various events at competition in Port Sunlight.

Pep!

Pep! (1930)

Women's athletics - hurdles, tug-of-war, egg and spoon race, obstacle race etc.

Over 200 Of Our Best Walkers

Over 200 Of Our Best Walkers (1932)

Seven mile walking race in Regent's Park, London - won by A. E. Plumb the National Champion.

Selected Originals - £16,000 Edwin Makes A New Start

Selected Originals - £16,000 Edwin Makes A New Start (1950)

Material relating to newsreel story '£16,000 Edwin Makes A New Start' - 50/24

News In Flashes

News In Flashes (1951)

Eddie Thomas in training, housewives meat protest & dockers leaders in court.

Miners Train Pigeons Item Title Is Ancient And Modern

Miners Train Pigeons Item Title Is Ancient And Modern (1939)

Coal miner donates his pigeons to ARP as emergency message carriers.

Athletic Sports

Athletic Sports (1936)

Running and cycling races from stadium in Bournville, Birmingham.

Champions All

Champions All (1920)

Nice item showing women participating in all kinds of sport in the 1920s.

Disabled Sports

Disabled Sports (1953)

Disabled people in wheelchairs take part in sports including javelin and archery. Aylesbury.

Fighting Father Time

Fighting Father Time (1929)

Lyons Corner House waitresses have a sports day - tug of war, hurdles etc.

Garda Annual Sports

Garda Annual Sports

Irish policemen and women compete in athletics events.

72 Miner Athletes

72 Miner Athletes (1928)

Miner athletes compete in Cardiff's annual 8 mile race around the city.

A Weighty Problem

A Weighty Problem (1933)

A group of overweight men and women are seen being weighed, exercising and running.

Airmen Athletes

Airmen Athletes (1932)

Sprint and relay events from the RAF athletics championships at Uxbridge - good shots of runners.

Business Men And Athletes!

Business Men And Athletes! (1932)

Runners in the Business Houses Cross Country Championship.

Boy Walker

Boy Walker (1953)

Footage of six year-old John Ball in training to be walker, Battersea Park in London.

A Graceful Sport

A Graceful Sport (1925)

Women of all ages compete in the ladies archery tournament in Tunbridge Wells.

Heavyweight Championship

Heavyweight Championship (1937)

Tommy Farr wins the Heavyweight Championship boxing match against Ben Foord.

Defeated But Not Disgraced

Defeated But Not Disgraced (1924)

Ashington, the miner's football team, lose to Aston Villa in the first round of the F.A. cup.

Sport Topped The Week's News AKA Eton Wall Game

Sport Topped The Week's News AKA Eton Wall Game (1947)

The Eton Wall Game - an annual event that made Britain great.

Sport - London To Brighton Walking Race

Sport - London To Brighton Walking Race (1955)

Walking championship tackle the road from London to Brighton - and back!

Sport Despite Handicaps

Sport Despite Handicaps (1962)

Sports competition for paraplegic athletes at Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire.

S-S-S-Speed Sport

S-S-S-Speed Sport (1931)

Various shots of a netball match - goal scoring is shown in slow motion.

Muddy Sport!

Muddy Sport! (1960)

Men have fun on very muddy beach playing football and tug of war. Southend, Essex.

Herne Hill Cycling AKA Holiday Sport

Herne Hill Cycling AKA Holiday Sport (1952)

Cycle racing from London's Herne Hill.

A Really Sporting Event!

A Really Sporting Event! (1932)

Long distance relay race through Devon's country lanes.