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Mining Review 18th Year No. 5
Michael Shelton and his gold medal in wheelchair snooker are rightly celebrated by the mining community of Newstead.
Cinemagazine 1965 10 mins
"Despite his disability, Michael has struck gold": the commentary of this edition of Mining Review reveals much about people's attitudes to disability in the 1960s, clearly quite different from the portrayal of 'superhuman' Paralympians today. 1964 saw the second international Paralympics take place in Tokyo and was a good year for Team GB, who came second overall. Tokyo will host the Paralympics again in 2020.
Shelton can be seen playing for his gold in the film 1964 International Stoke Mandeville Games in Tokyo, 8th-12th November, also available on BFI Player.
Olympics on Film
Sport 1948 9 mins Silent
Tricky weather conditions cause some spills in the downhill and ski jumping at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St Moritz.
The Olympic Games
Non-Fiction 1948 8 mins Silent
The 1948 London Olympics see Wembley stadium host the athletics plus diving and the swimming at the Empire Pool.
Non-Fiction 1947 14 mins Silent Location: Sheffield
Rare film of an exciting sprint and cycle racing event just after the war, capturing most of the large expectant crowd and many competitors.
The Olympic Games in Paris 1924
Sport 1924 91 mins Silent
The real Chariots of Fire heroes feature in this comprehensive look at the 1924 Olympic Games.
Documentary 1993 30 mins Location: Belfast
The incredible highs and crushing lows of the Belfast's boxing community
Documentary 1968 25 mins Location: Norton
“It isn’t the will to win, it’s that you don’t like to get beaten,” states the redoubtable Harvey Smith, revealed as smart, tough and easy going.
Torture and Pleasure
Current affairs 1980 5 mins Location: Thurlestone
Gerald Haycock embarks on a torture and pleasure weekend and goes from reward-based hard exercise to eating and drinking.
Current affairs 1968 4 mins Location: Nettlecombe
Estate once owned by the father of King Harold, Godwin has never been bought or sold.
Charm Hostess and Mannequin School
Current affairs 1965 6 mins Location: Exeter
Women are put through their deportment paces and all in the name of etiquette.
Current affairs 1969 3 mins Location: Perranporth
Andy Price checks out how to make your own surfboard.
Hafod-y-Ddôl Grammar School, Nantyglo: sports, science and snow
Home movie 1960 8 mins Silent Location: Nantyglo
The sun shines on the school sports, ensuring good trade for the ice-cream vendor; in winter it makes the snow that halts train and car sparkle.
Whirlwinds at RAF St Mawgan
Current affairs 1962 3 mins Location: St Mawgan
RAF 22 Squadron provides air-sea rescue for the South West with new HAR 10 Whirlwind helicopters.