• Short Summary

    Promising athletes in training at Lilleshall Hall in Shropshire.

  • Description

    Titles read: "LILLESHALL - EYES ON OLYMPICS".

    Lilleshall Hall, Shropshire.

    Exterior views of Lilleshall Hall and gardens. Several young athletes arrive and are greeted at the gates by staff. Commentator explains that the former home of the Duke of Sutherland is now run by the Central Council of Physical Recreation as a training school for athletes of promise.

    We see the students in a classroom, being instructed by J W Lloyd-Alford on the theory of long-jumping with the aid of stick men drawn on a blackboard. On the field, Chief National Coach Geoff Dyson instructs the students, as Empire Games semi-finalist Robbie Brightwell demonstrates the sprint start.

    Geoff hands the 'Dynamometer' to John Cresswell and the young man strains in agony while trying to pull the metal apart - this builds up essential strength. A girl student takes the high jump and knocks the pole off. An AAA woman coach looks on. A boy student stretches his legs over a hurdle. Two boys come towards the camera leaping over hurdles. Several boys start off on a sprint.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1573.24
    Media URN:
    50310
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:26:00 / 01:41:47:00
    Canister:
    59/30

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