• Short Summary

    Footballer Billy Wright is honoured with a banquet at Wolverhampton Civic Hall.

  • Description

    Titles read: "WOLVERHAMPTON - BILLY WRIGHT HONOURED".

    Various shots of footballer Billy Wright with his wife Joy (of the Beverley Sisters) being welcomed by the Mayor and Mayoress of Wolverhampton (Mr and Mrs JC Homer). Behind Joy are her two sisters, Teddy and Babs; they also meet the Mayor and Mayoress. The occasion is a banquet in honour of Billy Wright at the Civic Hall.

    Shots of guests at the function: manager of the Wolverhampton Wanderers Stan Cullis, footballer Tom Finney.

    High angle view of guests sitting at tables for the function. People applaud as the Mayor presents Billy with a rose bowl on behalf of the Wolverhampton Town Council. C/U of Sir Stanley Rous (Secretary of the Football Association ) applauding. Sir Leslie Bowker, Vice Chairman of the Football Association, presents Billy and Joy with a silver slaver.

    Mr Everall presents Billy with a massive rose bowl, on behalf of the Banqueting Committee. Joy applauds (thinks, "oh good, another rose bowl"). Billy holds up the rose bowl for everyone to see.

    Note: the Wolverhampton Wanderers are also known as the Wolves.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1579.14
    Media URN:
    50624
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:56:00 / 01:19:07:00
    Canister:
    59/36

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Mr J C Homer" referred to is John Clement Homer.

    The man clapping at 00:37 is the then Aston Villa manager, Joe Mercer.

    Lots more footage from the event can be seen in clip 1579.18.

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