• Short Summary

    Sports stars attend presentation of cheque from Butlin's to National Playing Fields Association.

  • Description

    Titles read: "LONDON - BUTLINS SWELL DUKE'S FUND".

    At the Albert Hall we see high angle view of couples dancing on the dance floor. Shot of the audience applauding.

    Henry Cooper, the heavyweight boxing champion, comes onto the floor, followed by Johnny Leach, the table tennis champion, racing driver Roy Salvadori and swimming star Judy Grinham. The sporting personalities and others stand around, then Billy Butlin comes onto the floor.

    He hands Roy Salvadori a cheque for £7,500 pounds that has been raised by holiday makers for the Duke of Edinburgh's Fund. Judy Grinham hands a trophy cup over to Billy Butlin.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1567.36
    Media URN:
    58754
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:06:00 / 01:58:56:00
    Canister:
    59/12

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The shots list states that Judy Grinham "hands a trophy cup over to Billy Butlin". However it isn't Butlin, it's some other unnamed personality. (Billy Butlin is in fact the man standing between the two, watching the handing over of the trophy).

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