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Colin Milburn
Colin Milburn

Colin Milburn 1977


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Colin Milburn 1977

5 mins United Kingdom

The promising career of the Northampton and England batsman Colin Milburn ended when he lost his sight in one eye after a car crash in 1969. In a melancholic piece from 1977 reporter Peter Green finds out what Milburn has been doing since. After eight years of trips to the cinema and watching television in his sparsely furnished flat he's looking for a job.

Milburn eventually found employment coaching the Oxford University team in 1979. He died from a heart attack in 1990.

The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.




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