• Short Summary

    Gold medalists Anita Lonsborough and Linda Ludgrove return home from Perth Games.

  • Description

    Titles read: "HUDDERSFIELD - HOME WITH THE GOLDS".

    Huddersfield, Yorkshire.

    Various shots of Commonwealth Games Gold winner, swimmer Anita Lonsborough, arriving at Huddersfield Town Hall with her mother in a thick fog. She is greeted by the Mayor and is escorted to a civic reception. Crowds of people look on. Inside we see people applauding local girl Anita as her father looks on, then her three gold medals are passed round for people to look at. Anita poses with the medals.

    Intertitle reads: SYDENHAM.

    At her home in south London we see double gold-medalist Linda Ludgrove having a cup of tea with her mum and petting her poodle 'Goldie'. Her mother looks at a toy koala bear. Linda shows her mother the lucky American-Indian doll she always has with her.

    15-year-old Linda goes back to Sydenham School in her Commonwealth Games outfit to hear her headmistress giving a speech. General view of schoolgirls with a banner behind them reading 'Well Done Linda, We Are Proud Of You'. The headmistress Miss Kinsey shakes hands with Linda, then she is presented with a cake. Linda presents a trophy cup to the head of the Physical Training Department. C/U of prim-looking schoolgirl with glasses and hair in a bun watching.

    Linda stands among the schoolgirls seated on the floor and shows them her three medals (? perhaps one is silver or bronze). Back in school uniform, Linda comes into her classroom, sits at a desk and starts taking notes. Teacher Miss Crighton (Creighton?) stands at blackboard.
    Notes and cuttings on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1741.07
    Media URN:
    54022
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:51:00 / 01:34:21:00
    Canister:
    62/99

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