• Short Summary

    Stephen Warboys roller skates, cycles and plays tennis like a pro at seven years of age.

  • Description

    Highams Park, Essex.

    Various shots of seven-year-old Stephen Warboys skating around an outdoor roller skating rink in roller boots; his parents sit watching on a stripy sun lounger. Stephen does a small jump, skates backwards and comes to a halt - ta-da!

    Fade into M/S of Stephen getting on a bicycle; his father starts him off with a stopwatch, and we see the boy cycling round the concrete cycling track. Commentator informs us Stephen's father built the track for him around their tennis court; he also built the skating rink.

    M/S as Stephen gets off his bike and joins his father on the tennis court; various shots of the two playing tennis, including high angle L/S of the play.

    Note: print used for telecine transfer is quite badly scratched; neg is cut and impossible to synch up. On file is correspondence from Stephen's father, Jack Warboys detailing the boy's sporting achievements to date. Jack was also quite a sportsman, playing at Wimbledon four times and at the time of this film held the Veterans All England Championship.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    143.08
    Media URN:
    1765
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:25:00 / 01:47:29:00
    Canister:
    CP 339

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