• Short Summary

    TEENAGE MOTOR-CYCLISTS, GARBED IN BLACK LEATHER JACKETS AND "DEATH-HEAD" CRASH HELMETS, POSE A SERIOUS PROBLEM FOR POLICE AND SOCIOLOGISTS IN MANY WESTERN COUNTRIES.

  • Description

    TEENAGE MOTOR-CYCLISTS, GARBED IN BLACK LEATHER JACKETS AND "DEATH-HEAD" CRASH HELMETS, POSE A SERIOUS PROBLEM FOR POLICE AND SOCIOLOGISTS IN MANY WESTERN COUNTRIES.MOST PEOPLE -- MOTORISTS IN PARTICULAR -- REGARD THEM AS A MENACE.BUT TO REVEREND WILLIAM SHERGOLD, AN ANGLICAN PRIEST IN LONDON'S TOUGH EAST END, THE PUBLIC IMAGE OF YOUNG MOTOR-CYCLISTS IS LARGELY MISTAKEN."THESE YOUNGSTERS ARE NOT ALL ARROGANT DARE-DEVILS WITH CRIMINAL LEANINGS," HE SAYS.

    LIKE MOST TEENAGERS, THEY LOVE SPEED AND A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF ADVENTURE, BUT THE MAJORITY OF THEM ARE ORDINARY, DECENT YOUTHS WHO LONG FOR A CHANCE TO PROVE IT, IF ONLY THE PUBLIC WOULD LET THEM.

    MR SHERGOLD HAS EARNED THE AFFECTION AND RESPECT OF SCORES OF MOTOR-CYCLING TEENAGERS IN HIS PARISH.AT A LOCAL MISSION HALL, HE MIXES WITH THEM FREELY, GIVES THEM ADVICE AND HELPS THEM BECOME BETTER CITIZENS.

    AND WHEN THEY TAKE TO THE ROAD, MR.SHERGOLD SOMETIMES GOES TOO -- COMPLETE WITH LEATHER JACKET, BOOTS, AND CRASH HELMET, ASTRIDE A HIGH-POWERED MOTOR-CYCLE.TO COUNTLESS YOUNGSTERS, BOTH IN ENGLAND AND COUNTRIES ABROAD WHERE HE'S BECOME KNOWN, MR SHERGOLD -- TO USE TEENAGE SLANG -- IS A "REAL COOL CAT." NEWSPAPERS HAVE DUBBED HIM THE "JET-AGE VICAR."
    THIS WEEK, 700 YOUNG MOTOR-CYCLISTS GATHERED AT THE MISSION HALL TO SHOW THEIR GRATITUDE TO MR.SHERGOLD FOR HIS WORK.THEY GAVE HIM A SILVER CHALICE FOR HIS CHURCH, A GIFT SUBSCRIBED TO BY MOTOR-CYCLISTS ALL OVER THE WORLD.THE PRESENTATION WAS MADE BY A POLICE SUPERINTENDENT AS A TRIBUTE FROM LOCAL POLICE.

    AFTER A SPECIAL DEDICATION AT MR.SHERGOLD'S CHURCH, THE TEENAGERS JIVED AND TWISTED AT A CELEBRATION DANCE IN THE MISSION HALL.SAID MR.SHERGOLD "I'M DEEPLY TOUCHED.THE YOUNGSTERS' GESTURE MORE THAN CONFIRMS MY FAITH IN THEM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA21AR2GNBER5WES0Y55634UFED
    Media URN:
    VLVA21AR2GNBER5WES0Y55634UFED
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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