• Short Summary

    Harold Ripley, Derbyshire miner and champion strong man, bends nails and iron bars with his bare hands.

  • Description

    Ripley, Derbyshire.

    Harold Ripley, aged 50, is a miner and is a world champion strong man.

    M/S of Harold lifting dumbbells in his back garden. Harold picks up two weights - high angled shot of Harold lifting the weights. Harold's wife looks proudly on. C/U of Harold stretching a chest expander. Extreme C/U of 6 inch nails. Harold takes a nail and bends it in five seconds. Harold then picks up an iron bar and bends it into a 'u' shape.

    In his spare time, Harold trains local young people to a "state of fine, physical health and development".

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    233.04
    Media URN:
    3253
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/05/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:17:00 / 01:21:35:00
    Canister:
    CP 437

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