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  • Short Summary

    Lady Docker and Len Hutton seen at some kind of charity event.

  • Description

    Castleford - signpost. West Yorkshire.

    Various shots, Len Hutton, cricketer, showing Lady Docker how to use a cricket bat. MS. Lady Docker kissing Len Hutton.

    Various shots of Sir Bernard Docker (former Chairman of B.S.A.) and Lady Docker playing marbles and fooling around. Lady Docker holds a cricket bat - first she pretends to take a shot then plays it as if it was a guitar. CU. Marble games. Various shots of marbles contest and of types watching. Lots of the women wear fabulous spectacles.

    Lady Docker looks super glamorous as usual. She kneels on a zebra skin during the games! She is presented with this at the end of the games then dances.

    This is probably some kind of charity event.

    (Orig. Neg.)

    Note: Date on original record reads: 21/03/1956.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3436.02
    Media URN:
    92957
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1956
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:07:00 / 01:11:12:00
    Canister:
    UN 2824 C

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "This is probably some kind of charity event." - it was an event that was held a number of times in the 1930s and 1950s.

    Visible at 02:49 is the footballer John Charles.

    Seen at 03:41 is Alderman Ezra Taylor, Castleford's first ever Mayor.

    The event seen here took place on 21 March 1956.

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  2. jamied says

    Further to my earlier comment, the footage here shows one of the "Reight Neet Aht" charity events, that ran between 1936 to 1958.

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