• Short Summary

    Famous jockeys raise money for injured teenager by taking part in gymkhana.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Jockeys Aid Invalid".

    Charity gymkhana at Hill Leys, Buckinghamshire (?).

    G/V gymkhana in progress. C/U Pat Moss (Sterling Moss' sister) with her horse "Hanky Panky". C/U jockey Brian Marshall with "Sporty Boy". Various shots woman throwing ball on skittle side show. Various shots people playing cards at another stall.

    C/U jockey Dick Frances talking to a friend. C/U Fred Winter. C/U jockey Dave Dick putting on cap. C/U jockey Brian Marshall putting on his cap. C/U jockey Mike Scudamore signing autographs. C/U poster advertising "Sally Haynes Show".

    G/V Stoke Mandeville Hospital. Various shots teenager Sally Haynes lying in bed in hospital grounds with several children in wheelchairs beside her. Nurse gives Sally a drink. Sally was badly injured in a gymkhana, they are raising money for her.

    Various shots famous jockeys taking part in jumping competition. Jockey Fred Winter on "Solang" wins and receives a prize of a bottle of champagne. Top shot crowd watching.

    Various shots of jockeys taking part in light-hearted donkey derby - once again Fred wins and gets another, bigger bottle of champagne. C/U Sally Haynes talking to her nurse. C/U Sally.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1591.25
    Media URN:
    51170
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:13:00 / 01:29:47:00
    Canister:
    59/68

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "gymkhana at Hill Leys, Buckinghamshire (?)." - no, the location is Hill Leys Farm, Finmere, Oxfordshire.

    "Sterling Moss" should read Stirling Moss.

    "Dick Frances" should read Dick Francis.

    The event took place on 18 August 1959.

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment