Despite being born in Victorian times and living through the Edwardian era, Harry still managed to find his way onto film on a number of occasions.
Mr Harry Preston Discusses British Boxing
A screen interview with Harry Preston. Sitting at the table talking about boxing and Phil Scott attempting for heavyweight championship in 1930.
You can view a video of the controversial 1930 Sharkey-Scott fight plus prefight newsreels on YouTube here.
Harry Preston with T. Percival Anderson
Famous portrait painter T. Percival Anderson chats with Harry while painting his portrait for auction for the Royal Sussex Hospital.
Penny Postcards (1928)
Harry Preston on Brighton Pier
Harry makes a brief appearance at around 01:40 and is mentioned in a postcard at 01:17.
Jockey Boxing Match 1922
A charity event organised by Harry Preston for Sussex County Hospital in 1922. Harry’s not immediately evident in the video, but it’s likely he was ringside for the event.
The tournament raised over £5,000 for the hospital. That’s the equivalent of around £286,000 in 2019! (according to the Bank of England inflation calculator).
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Harry Preston Film Clips
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