CHristchurch 1974 - Commonwealth Games

In January 1974 a small group of VT editors escaped the cold of a British winter and travelled to Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand to cover the 10th Commonwealth Games (January 24th to February 2nd). A small scale operation compared with later years and, of course, it was all still cut editing. Stan Pow has recently restored his Super 8 movie of the event - including sound! - as well as clip of the marching band at the Opening Ceremony - anyone involved with the Commonwealth Games Operation in 1974 should remember this! Both on the menu at the bottom of the page.
VT Christchurch
Denis Kelly and Stan Pow
VT in Christchurch.
Denis Kelly and Stan Pow
Hugh Jones Mike Dolbear
Slim Wilkinson and Huw Jones
Mike Dolbear in the 'office'

Pictures courtesy of Howard Dell