• Short Summary

    Champion cyclist Eileen Sheridan trains in her garage in between her housewife duties.

  • Description

    Isleworth, Middlesex.

    M/S of Eileen Sheridan at home, sitting in a chair and feeding her baby while her 9-year-old son, Clive, kneels at her feet. Eileen puts the baby back in the cot while commentator tells us she is no ordinary woman; "In addition to her household duties she finds the time to be a champion professional cyclist".

    M/S in Eileen's garage as her husband sets a bicycle on a speed testing machine and holds it steady while Eileen gets on and starts to pedal. Various shots of her cycling on the bike as her husband times her.

    M/S of Clive sitting on the floor in the house, polishing one of Eileen's silver trophies; several others are spread out on the floor

    M/S of Eileen and husband in the garage, as she does some weightlifting - very energetically!

    Note: on file is correspondence from Eileen and a news article about her from 'Reveille'.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    39.15
    Media URN:
    1979
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:48:00 / 01:37:07:00
    Canister:
    CP 060

Comments (1)

  1. Hetchins says

    Eileen Sheridan, a champion cyclist and a very modest lady. The baby shown in the clip is her daughter Louise. Sadly her husband Ken passed away in September 2012 at the grand age of 98.

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