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Sir Roger Bannister Heritage Archive Scanning

Working with Erin Bannister-Townsend and the Bodleian Libraries, we have been commissioned to complete the extensive document and audio-visual archive relating to the late Sir Roger Bannister.

I first met the late Sir Roger Bannister, back in the Summer of 2016. The English middle-distance athlete and neurologist who ran the first sub-4-minute mile, requested our companies services to prepare his large family archive of audio-visuals 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 and our team, which I found very humbling. We had a really lovely time talking about the 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 for both her father, mother and relatives.  

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.

We are now working direct with The Bodleian Libraries archive department completing the remainder of this fascinating historical collection, preserving and digitising the families audio-visual collection.

This order fits 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


Oxford Duplication Centre


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