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  • Description

    This is a duplicate of item 2010.12 - check for best quality.

    Unissued / unused material.

    Title reads: "Sportsman of the Year".

    Savoy Hotel, London.

    C/U cricketer Len Hutton holding "Sportsman of the Year" trophy cup. Panning L/S crowded reception room. C/U Mr. and Mrs. Denis Compton (cricketer / footballer) arriving. M/S Bedser twins arriving (Alec Bedser, Eric Bedser - cricketers). C/U cricketer Jack Hobbs. M/S champion racing motorcyclist Geoff Duke arriving. M/S guests applauding. C/U Lord Burghley presenting cup to Len Hutton. C/U Lord Burghley (Chairman of the Organising Committee of the XLVth Olympiad) and Len Hutton holding cup. C/U cup pan up to Len Hutton. M/S Hutton holding trophy. C/U trophy. M/S two unknown personalities arriving. M/S boxer Freddie Mills arriving. M/S radio and television personality Gilbert Harding arriving. M/S skating champion Valda Osborne arriving. M/S Lord and Lady Burghley arriving, received by A.C. Drayton. M/S Hutton with cup.

    Note: item is mostly mute except for burst of applause when Hutton receives award.

  • Tags

  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:30:00 / 01:20:45:00
    UN 2513 F
    Sort Number:
    UN 2513 F
  • Appears in...

    Sport & Leisure
    Surrey CC
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The ceremony seen here is for the 1952 "Sportsman of the Year", resulting from a national ballot by the magazine "Sporting Record". The ceremony was held in February 1953, enabling the clip's current date range of 1940-49 to be to be altered.

    "M/S two unknown personalities arriving" - the first of the two, arriving at 0:48 is Stirling Moss.

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