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  • Short Summary

    Winter sports in Wimbledon during cold weather. London.

  • Description

    Winter with vengeance - ice sports order of the day at Wimbledon. London.

    Women dressed in winter coats; hats; scarves; sitting in a row on edge of rink; lacing and tying their ice skates. Men skating about on rink in a park with bare trees in BG. A man & woman skate together; very gracefully; turning around and around as they pass by a row of people watching them. A man and woman help a little girl to stay standing up; each on one side of her.

    Then a shot of a soldier and sailor skating in a pair; with crossed arms. Curling. A man crouches down and slides the stone with handle across ice; he lands sitting down spread-legged on the ice; but gets right back up; another man; in knickers; watching in BG. Then; 2 guys holding brooms watch as a stone slides toward them; past some other stones on the ice; one of them is using broom on the ice by the moving stone; but not touching stone itself. Unusual sports. A game for cold weather climates.

    Recreation; skill. Figure skating; dance.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:18:00 / 01:22:55:00
    ON 117 H

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