1972 Cat no. 118588
Norwich City Gain Promotion To Division One
1972, Norwich (Norfolk)
A fantastic run of wins early in the season and a 2-1 win over Leyton Orient in their penultimate game has secured Norwich City’s promotion to the top flight of English football for the first time in the club’s history.
Cat no. 118588
colour, sound and mute
1972 Cat no. 118592
Ron Saunders Talks About The Challenges Of The Coming Season
1972, Norwich (Norfolk)
Norwich City’s manager may have brought about a one-man revolution in the club’s fortunes, but – on the eve of their first Division One match – how confident is he that the Canaries can rise to the challenge?
Cat no. 118592
1977 Cat no. 214789
Women Race Walkers
Women athletes compete in a race walking event while the reporter (and camera) show particular interest in their hip wiggle movement. Although the winner explains why she doesn’t think women’s race walking will ever become an Olympic sport, it eventually achieved this status in 1992.
Cat no. 214789
1978 Cat no. 102326
Ipswich Town Get Ready For The Cup Final
The team enjoys a pre-match photo opportunity and Ipswich fans make their way by coach to Wembley for the FA Cup final against Arsenal. Although considered the underdogs, Ipswich dominated the game and won 1-0.
Cat no. 102326
1978 Cat no. 5489
1978, Hethel (Norfolk)
In the days leading up to the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch in July 1978, Colin Chapman and his staff at Lotus Cars prepare the iconic Formula One cars for the big race. This documentary about the company based at Hethel, Norfolk also includes interviews with Team Lotus drivers Mario Andretti and Ronnie Petersen and footage of the Grand Prix.
Cat no. 5489
1979 Cat no. 99858
Michael Lee, Champion Speedway Rider
1979, Kings Lynn (Norfolk)
The young star of top-division speedway team Kings Lynn is at the height of his career and considering what his next move might be.
Cat no. 99858
1980 Cat no. 104847
Justin Fashanu Makes His Motor Racing Debut
1980, Snetterton (Norfolk)
Norwich City’s centre-forward Justin Fashanu shot to national stardom after scoring a sensational goal against Liverpool in February 1980. Here he is interviewed at a charity fundraising event at Snetterton race track in Norfolk, before making a less-than-auspicious attempt at driving a Formula V car.
Cat no. 104847
1980 Cat no. 101587
Justin Fashanu May Be Leaving Norwich City
1980, Norwich (Norfolk)
Popular defender Tony Powell is asked for his views about rumours that Justin Fashanu is to be transferred for a reputed £2 million. Kevin Bond is also leaving the Canaries. In fact Fashanu became the first black British player to command a £1 million transfer fee when Brian Clough bought him for Nottingham Forest in 1981.
For all his talent, Fashanu is chiefly remembered today for being the world’s first openly gay professional footballer, and for committing suicide aged just 37.
Cat no. 101587