• Short Summary

    Pub landlord Alan Course adds another tie end to his vast collection.

  • Description

    Oxford, Oxfordshire.

    M/Ss of the exterior of a pub, The Bear Inn. Inside, at the bar, we see landlord Alan Course examining the tie of Chris Higham (top high jumper of Wadham College, Oxford); another man at the bar shows Chris his tie has had the end snipped off. Alan snips the end of Chris' tie off as commentator explains he collects ties for a hobby and none is more valuable than this snippet of the British team tie from the 1954 Vancouver Empire Games.

    Chris is rewarded with a free beer for his sacrifice; he signs his name on a little label Alan pins to the tie then Alan adds it to his collection of tie ends hanging on the wall. Several shots of the ties, including C/U of one from the Ancient Order of Water Rats given by Bud Flanagan. M/S of a lampshade made of ties.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    203.02
    Media URN:
    3106
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:27:00 / 01:05:53:00
    Canister:
    CP 010

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