• Short Summary

    Crowds in Rugby for Johnny Williams - British & Empire Heavyweight Boxing champion.

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    Rugby, Warwickshire, England

    GV. Johnny Williams (British & Empire Heavyweight Boxing champion) and Ted Broadribb, Williams' manager, riding through crowded Rugby street (first 7 feet for super title.) & SV. SCU. Arriving at Grand Hotel. GV. Crowd. GV. Flashlights popping crowd around Williams. CU. Williams with Mayor. GV. Crowd. (They are singing 'For He's A Jolly good Fellow'.)

    SV. Mayor joins Williams on balcony of Grand Hotel.GV. Crowd pan up to balcony. SV. Crowd surges forward.

    SV. Williams says:-
    Johnny Williams speaking (Nat.snd.) "Well, thank you very much for such a wonderful reception. I don't think I ever realised how far the Grand is from the LMS. station before. But I can assure you I really appreciate it and feel really honoured. I am not going to pretend that it was an easy fight that I won easily. It was, a hard fight and the referee thought that I'd won. And I hope to be a good champion "Thank You".

    MV. Williams waves to crowd and returns to Grand Hotel.

    (Orig. Neg.) (Speech track "I") (Title Scene "J")

    Selected Originals exist for this item - see other records.

    N.B. Johnny Williams beat Jack Gardiner on a points decision.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    19.42
    Media URN:
    27182
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1952
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:37:00 / 01:51:48:00
    Canister:
    52/23

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