• Short Summary

    Documentary about Wimbledon Tennis Championship - with behind the scenes footage

  • Description

    Continued. c. 1954

    C/U hand of groundsman attending to grass on Centre Court at Wimbledon. Pull out to show groundsman instructing three other men to work the court with forks. Grass seed being sown onto court. Camera moves down from empty stand to show man using hazel brush to remove autumn leaves from court. C/U bush with snow falling on its leaves. Man clears snow from court with shovel.

    Tilt up pile of ticket applications. Group of women drawing lots from bowl to allocate seats. They have lots of paperwork surrounding them.

    Camera pans along hedge to show nets being put up and roller working on court. Women coming out of office (not at Wimbledon). People playing tennis on local courts. Group of young boys watching, they eat sandwiches and one drinks from a bottle. Bus queue, the young woman at the front carries a tennis racket. The bus arrives and they get on. Two young women practice tennis. Tennis match in Paris. Tennis match in Rome. Spectators in New York. Indian spectators. Tennis match in Cairo.

    Colonel Legge and assistant in office looking over applications to play at Wimbledon. C/U Colonel Legge's hand writing list. Young woman at table in garden with her mother. They appear to be having tea. The young woman is opening a letter. C/U her face as she reads the letter.

    C/U notice - "Wimbledon Trials Competition At The Northern Tennis Club". Boys play doubles match.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:49:00 / 01:29:17:00

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