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    The Open Golf Championship, Henley Royal Regatta & Wimbledon singles finals.

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    Hoylake, Merseyside.

    Open Golf Championship won by Peter Thompson for the third successive year. GV. Hoylake Golf Course. GV. Peter Thompson driving off. LV. Crowd following across course. GV. Thompson's head poking out of a bunker. He hits, pan with ball which comes to rest about 18 inches from hole. LV. Crowd watching from green. GV. Thompson putts and sinks it. LV. The 18th green with crowd round. SV. Backs of some spectators. GV. Final putt of about 6 inches. Ball in. Crowd applauding. He is congratulated by opponent. TV. Crowd watching presentation and applauding (natural sound). GV. Thompson holding Cup. He speaks (natural sound): "...this is a very unexpected honour..."


    Henley (Henley-on-Thames), Oxfordshire.

    GV. Henley and river scene. GV. Crowds massed along river bank, race in progress. SV. Crowds on river bank sunning themselves. CU. Elderly man with cap. SV. Two fashionable girls. LV. The Poplar and Blackwall Club (Dockers) posing with their eighty-seven year old coach and sixteen year old cox (R. Cottage). SCU. Eighty-seven year old coach and sixteen year old cox. SV. Pan, the Wyfold Cup (fours) race in progress. Royal Engineers v Brockville Club of Canada. Royal Engineers on the far side. GV. Group of men and women watching race. SV. Group of men watching race one wearing boaters. SV. Finish of the Wyfold Cup with the Royal Engineers winning.

    SV. Group of people looking at the various cups in glass cases. SCU. The Grand Challenge Cup flanked by two other smaller cups. SV. Group of people, one man looking through binoculars. SV. Finish of the Diamond Sculls, with Tony Fox of London and T. Kotzerka of Poland competing. Kotzerka passes the post to win by four lengths in eight minutes and thirty seven seconds. SCU. Spectators applauding. LV. Pan, start of the Grand Challenge Cup. French Army v Rodclubben Three Towns of Sweden. Pan to back view as the teams race up river almost neck and neck. Side view, people watching. GV. The Grand Challenge Cup race finishing, the French Army boat passing the post, winning. The cox of the French boat gets excited, lifting his arms up in the air. SCU. Audience. LV. Both boats side by side after race.



    Wimbledon, London.

    Men Singles Final.

    GV. Australia's Lew Hoad serving, far end. Point to Hoad. GV. Crowds applauding. CU. Hoad serving, far end and receiving ball in play. SV. Australia's Ken Rosewall in hard play going backwards and forwards across court. He returns last ball of rally, out, point to Hoad. GV. Crowd applauding. GV. Hoad serving near end. Rosewall nets ball for Hoad to win third set 7-5. GV. Crowd applauding. GV. Hoad serving, far end, for match point. Rosewall tries to return but fails. Hoad wins the match.

    Players walk up to net to congratulate. SCU. Rosewall and Hoad shaking hands at net. GV. Crowds applauding. SV. Duchess of Kent holding Cup. She beckons Hoad to stand on her left for the presentation. SCU. Duchess and Hoad holding cup.

    Women Singles Final.

    SV. Britain's Angela Buxton (dress designer from St John's Wood, London) and America's Shirley Fry holding flowers, prior to Women Singles Final match at Wimbledon tennis tournament. TV. Massed crowds. TV. The Court, Miss Fry serving - long rally. SV. Miss Buxton dashing about at the end of the court. Ball appears in picture and drops out of the court. Point to Miss Buxton. TV. Crowd applauding. SV. Miss Fry serving. She hits ball. TV. General play. Miss Fry hits back hand to the back of Miss Buxton's court who hits it but it's well clear of the doubles line when it lands on the other side. TV. Crowd applauding. SV. Miss Fry serving. She hits ball. Ball is returned and she hits it again. TV. Match point. Miss Buxton takes fore hand drive which Miss Fry smashes into the court out of Miss Buxton's reach. They run up to net and shake hands. GV. Two players shaking hands at the net and walking towards umpire's stand. TV. Crowd applauding. SV. Duchess of Kent and Miss Fry holding the plate between them. TV. Crowd applauding. SV. The two players with their arms around each other.

    (Orig. Neg.)

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    British Pathé
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    01:02:25:00 / 01:07:41:00

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