• Short Summary

    Sir John Hunt bowls the first ball at new Bowling Alley in Stamford Hill, London.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Bowling invasion.


    M/S of guests standing around in front of the new Bowling Alley at Stamford Hill, London. M/S of pins in position. M/S of Sir John Hunt arriving to bowl the first ball, he shakes hands with an official. M/S boxer Henry Cooper arriving. L/S guests in the foyer. M/S film star Carole Lesley arriving. M/S film star Douglas Fairbanks sitting next to Lady Hunt. M/S Peter Arne arriving. M/S of the Bedser Twins, Alec and Eric, getting instructions on how to hold the bowling balls. L/S guests applauding at the opening ceremony. M/S as Sir John Hunt bowls the golden ball, camera pans with it up the alley as it completely misses all the pins. M/S as Sir John turns away shaking his head at having missed.

    Various shots of balls being sent up the alleys. M/S of a ball hitting pins and scattering some of them. M/S's of some of the guests bowling. M/S ball travelling towards pins and hitting them. M/S looking along the mechanism at the back of the alleys, which automatically stands the pins up again. M/S's of pins being fed through the machinery. M/S new pins being lowered into position at the end of the alley. M/S of the balls arriving back. C/U hand holding ball M/S as ball is bowled and pins knocked down. M/S of Pat Smythe bowling. M/S as a man takes his turn.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:46:00 / 01:06:26:00

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The bowling alley featured here was called "Tenpin Lanes". The date of opening was 25 January 1960.

    This was apparently the first ten-pin bowling alley in the UK.

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