• Short Summary

    Good colour film of 1969 Miss Great Britain Contest at Morecambe, on a very windy day.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'SPECIAL!' Miss Great Britain Contest 1969.

    This item is in colour.

    Morecambe, Lancashire.

    Various shots of pretty, sun-tanned girls in swimsuits parading before judges at the 25th Miss Great Britain beauty contest. Although it looks sunny and bright, there seems to be a gale blowing, and some of the girls are nearly blown off their white high heels! The judges (not seen clearly but including singer Freddie Garrity and Moira Anderson) sit wrapped up against the bitter cold.

    Good footage of late 60s glamour girls and colourful 1960s swimsuits. Wendy George of Derby is declared the winner. A woman puts the sash on Wendy who starts to weep with joy. She composes herself and poses with her trophy cup. Commentator says "The girl who thought she was too chubby to stand a chance won for herself £2,000, a £500 watch and a tour of Britain. Please, Wendy, don't diet!"

    Cataloguer's note: interesting that although it was fashionable to look like Twiggy in the late 60s, these gals are very curvy. I suppose fashion cannot dictate to beauty contests, especially in the bosom department!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2225.14
    Media URN:
    57430
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1969
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:54:00 / 01:21:27:00
    Canister:
    69/71

Comments (1)

  1. Wendyanngeorge says

    I. Am Wendy Ann George in the pathe news clip. WOW!, I am so thrilled to see this clip. It brings back so many memories. Such a cold windy day. But I didn\'t care , I made my ambition. This year is the 70thyear anniversary. I won the 25th year! No it doesn\'t feel like yesterday , but not that far off.!!
    Wendy .

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