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Sir Roger Bannister Heritage Archive Scanning

In the Summer of 2016, we were asked to work with Sir Roger Bannister, the English middle-distance athlete and neurologist who ran the first sub-4-minute mile, preparing his large video tape archive to high quality digital files. 

As much as I wished to talk to Sir Bannister about his 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, where he set his British record in the 1500 metres, he was more interested in myself as a businesswoman, which I found very humbling. We had a really lovely time talking about my business and how we operate in the heritage sector.

In July 2021 we were then asked by his daughter, Erin Bannister-Townsend to complete the remainder of the more personal archives.  

This archive comprised of photographs, audio tape cassettes, 78rpm vinyl’s, floppy diskettes, CD  and DVD disc extractions, medium format film and documents, all which required scanning to The Bodleian Library specifications of digital archiving in line with the National Archives Standards.

This order fitted perfectly into our Historical Archive Department, and our Audio-Visual Department whereby we are fully insuranced and able to support clients with rare formats to include:

  • Broadcast Audio and Video Tapes
  • Magnetic Reels and Vinyls
  • Photographic Still Film
  • Archival Documents
  • Book Scanning
  • Rare Maps
  • Large Format Images

We work with clients from 1 wedding VHS tape, to 1000's of historical archives.  Our technicians are extremely knowledgeable, friendly and welcome clients into our office on an appointment basis.

If we can support your corporate, heritage or consumer archive, please do contact myself or call our office 01865 457000 to book an appointment.

Kind regards


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