• Short Summary

    Macdonald Bailey, ex-sprinting champion, plays his first match with Leigh Rugby Club.

  • Description

    Leigh on Sea (Leigh-on-Sea).

    Former sprinting champion Mcdonald Bailey becomes rugby professional. SV Bailey being massaged. CU Bailey. SV Bailey, pan to trainer. SV Leigh rugby team dressing. CU Bailey pulling on his number 2 shirt, over shoulder pads. CU & SV Bailey putting on boots of his own design. SV floodlit crowd. BV teams taking field. SV front view, teams taking field. LV Leigh attacking. SV play. Bailey in foreground, he muffs a pass, and as they prepare to play ball he takes up position. CU crowd. SV Bailey bringing a man down. SV crowd. STV Bailey running through. SV Bailey grounding ball. SV crowd. CU Bailey in dressing room with team mates after game. Leigh has won the match against Wigan with 11 points to 3.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene D.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    132.15
    Media URN:
    29072
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:06:00 / 01:33:13:00
    Canister:
    53/98

Comments (1)

  1. James Wilkinson says

    This is Leigh, Lancashire, not Leigh-on-Sea, Essex!

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