• Short Summary

    Opening of the new Chesterfield's sports stadium with the appropriate sports events.

  • Description

    Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

    Chesterfield new sports stadium is opened.

    GV Stavely Iron and Chemical works. & LV. SV Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield, Alderman and Mrs Frank Hadfield. looking across at works and pointing. CU Mr Hadfield. GV crowded stand in new sports ground. & LV. SV Mr S.W. Martin Managing Director, talking into mike at opening ceremony. CU Mr Martin. SV VIP's on platform, including Lord and Lady Burghley. CU Mr T. A. McKenna, the company's chairman, walking towards mike to introduce Lord Burghley. SCU man and woman VIP's. SV Lord Burghley walks towards mike to open sports ground. CU Lord Burghley talking into mike. SV. People applauding.

    LV false start of one-mile race. Cyclists get mixed up with runners. LV people in stands. SV starter. LV start of one-mile race. SV pan start of one-mile race. SV R.J. Hawley, organiser, looking on. LV towards the end of mile race. Winner across tapes. Winner No 8 W.T. Hulatt. SCU women and children in crowd. LV start of men's cycle race. SCU Mr Crooks timing cyclists. LV finish of race. SCU crowd. MV pan end of women's cycle race. LV winners of women's cycle race standing on platform. SV crowd. SV Mrs Powell presents upper fourth Cup to men's cycle team. LV finish of 880 final. SV Crowd. GV 120 yards hurdles. Winner 282 I.J. Smith.

    MV Lady Burghley planting trees watched by Lord Burghley and VIP's. MV Joe Smith photographer, Derbyshire Times, taking photograph. SV Mr. Turner, deputy managing director, looking on. MV Lord Burghley planting a tree.

    GV end of 6-mile race. SV Norris winning 6-miles race, passes tape. SCU crowd. LV finish of 4 x 110 women's relay. LV pan, crowded stands. LV finish of women's 100 yards. CU winner of women's 100 yards, Miss G. Newbolt. LV pan to back view MacDonald Bailey running 220. MV pan to back view MacDonald Bailey running. Passes tape. Pan up as runners finish and start to walk back down track. GV Runners walking back along track. LV MacDonald Bailey and other runners walking along track. SV crowd.

    LV the Don Cossack riders riding onto field. GV people in stands. SV pan rider leaning over horse at full gallop & SV. SV rider on grey horse, leaping over at full gallop. SCU crowd. SV rider somersaulting on horse. MV rider slips from saddle and faces reverse way. MV crowd. MV pan Cossack acrobating on horse. LV towards and pan to back view. Cossacks standing on two horses. SCU crowd. SV rider galloping along stands on saddle. SV three riders on two horses, one stands on head between other two. Firework sequence.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    78.07
    Media URN:
    49965
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:25:00 / 01:13:29:00
    Canister:
    53/38 (Special)

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