Detail

Title ID 1325Collection ID250
TitleCricket at St. Davids
Date[ca. 1953]
CollectionSurrey Fire Brigade
Genre/TypeAmateurInstitutionalNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeLeisure
KeywordsSport Fire Services Ceremonies Clothing Uniforms
Location
LocalReigate
RegionalSurrey
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionSurrey Fire Brigade
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration7 min. 45 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

A Surrey Fire Brigade cricket match, with spectators, followed by an awards ceremony, decorating men from the Fire Service, and scenes of the gathered audience.

Description

This film from features a cricket match played by members of the Surrey Fire Brigade. It begins with umpires and players walking onto the pitch at Surrey Fire Service's grounds in Reigate. The cricket match is covered from a distance. The spectators, both men and women, are shown standing and sitting on the cricket pavilion’s verandah. After an interval, play resumes. Speeches are made and awards of medals and certificates are given to several fire-officers who appear in full uniform. The camera pans across the gathered audience [the film image is poor] before returning to cover the cricket match.

Stills

A still from Cricket at St. Davids (ca.1953)