|Title ID||8418||Collection ID||1190|
|Title||[Sports Day] or [Foundling Hospital Sports Day]|
|Theme||Early film in the South East|
|Keywords||Sport Children Charities Hospitals|
|Format||Black & White Silent|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Sports day at Foundling Hospital, London's first home for abandoned children, filmed by Charles Goodwin Norton in 1899.
Young girls in dresses and hats run up to the camera. Young boys participate in a sprint race, three-legged race and sack race, followed by a tug of war. The races are supervised by smartly dressed men.
Foundling Hospital was the first home for abandoned children in London. Founded in 1739, the home closed in 1954.