• Short Summary

    TWO MEMBERS OF ENGLAND'S TRACK ATHLETICS TEAM AT THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES, THE EUROPEAN 400 METRES GOLD MEDALLIST, ROBBIE BRIGHTWELL, AND THE ENGLISH SPRINTER ANN PACKER, HAVE ANNOUNCED THEIR ENGAGEMENT.

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    TWO MEMBERS OF ENGLAND'S TRACK ATHLETICS TEAM AT THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES, THE EUROPEAN 400 METRES GOLD MEDALLIST, ROBBIE BRIGHTWELL, AND THE ENGLISH SPRINTER ANN PACKER, HAVE ANNOUNCED THEIR ENGAGEMENT.

    THEY POSED FOR CAMERAMEN, AND ANN SHOWED OFF HER LARGE ASPHIRE ENGAGEMENT RING. ROBBIE, WHO RAN SECOND IN THE 400 FINAL, IS REGARDED AS ONE OF ENGLAND'S TOP FOUR ATHLETES AT THE GAMES. HE SAID THEY PLANNED TO MARRY "SOMETIME IN 1964 - WHEN THEY HAD ENOUGH MONEY."
    HE AND ANN MET TWO YEARS AGO AND DECIDED BEFORE THEY LEFT FOR AUSTRALIA TO GET MARRIED. THEY BOUGHT THE RING, BUT INTENDED NOT TO ANNOUNCE THEIR ENGAGEMENT UNTIL THEY RETURNED TO ENGLAND. HOWEVER, THE SECRET LEAKED OUT.

    ROBBIE, 23, IS A SCHOOL-TEACHER FROM SHROPSHIRE, AND ANN (20), IS A STUDENT TEACHER FROM BERKSHIRE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAHG8Y66F6YTI959RAFZO1RNHM
    Media URN:
    VLVAAHG8Y66F6YTI959RAFZO1RNHM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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