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U.K.: OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST ANN PACKER MARRIES BRITISH ATHLETE ROBBIE BRIGHTWELL


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BRITAIN'S OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST, 22-YEAR-OLD ANN PACKER TODAY (SATURDAY) MARRIED ANOTHER BRITISH OLYMPIC STAR, ROBBIE BRIGHTWELL, WHO WON A SILVER MEDAL AT THE GAMES.
THE WEDDING TOOK PLACE AT THE LITTLE CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST AT MOULSFORD-ON-THAMES IN BERKSHIRE. IT WAS A GOLD AND WHITE WEDDING. THE BRIDE'S DRESS WAS FULL-LENGTH WHITE SHARKSKIN AND A LONG TRAIN WAS LINED WITH GOLD LAME. INSTEAD OF THE TRADITIONAL BOUQUET, SHE CARRIED A SPRAY OF GOLD AND WHITE FREESIAS. ALL THE FLOWERS DECORATING THE CHURCH WERE EITHER GOLD OR WHITE.
THE INHABITANTS OF THE LITTLE VILLAGE WHERE ANN LIVED TURNED OUT IN FORCE. THERE WERE SCORES OF OTHER ONLOOKERS, AND A LARGE NUMBER OF PRESSMEN. OTHER MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH OLYMPICS TEAM WERE AMONG THE GUESTS. THE BEST-MAN WAS JOHN COOPER, WHO WON A SILVER MEDAL IN TOKYO.
THERE WERE TWO WEDDING CAKES. ONE WAS SIX FEET HIGH AND WAS DECORATED WITH THE OLYMPIC RINGS, REPLICAS OF THE BRIDE AD GROOM'S GOLD AND SILVER MEDALS, AND A REPLICA OF THE OLYMPIC TORCH.
MISS PACKER, A SCHOOL TEACHER, WON THE 800 METRES EVENT AT THE GAMES AND CAME SECOND IN THE 400 METRES. HER HUSBAND WON A SILVER MEDAL IN THE 4 X 100 METRES RELAY EVENT.

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Source REUTERS
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Time code
Date original 19 DECEMBER 1964
Duration 1.22
Technical 16MM/NEG. 16MM/POS
Subset Reuters TV - RTV Post 1957
Location MOULSFORD-ON-THAMES, BERKSHIRE, U.K.
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Colourbw B/W

1. GV CHURCH 0.05
2. SV GUESTS ARRIVE 0.11
3. SV MARY RAND ARRIVES 0.22
4. CV MARY RAND IN CHURCH DOORWAY 0.26
5. SV ROBBIE BRIGHTWELL AND BEST MAN ARRIVE 0.34
6. SV ROBBIE BRIGHTWELL STANDING IN DOORWAY 0.38
7. SV GUESTS ARRIVE 0.45
8. SV ANN PACKER AND FATHER ARRIVE AT CHURCH 0.53
9. MV ANN PACKER IN DOORWAY 0.58
10. MV CAMERAMEN 1.01
11. GV & SV MR. AND MRS BRIGHTWELL LEAVING CHURCH 1.08
12. CU MRS BRIGHTWELL 1.12
13. CU ROBBIE BRIGHTWELL 1.14
14. MV COUPLE POSE FOR PRESSMEN 1.22

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