All of our live events are supported by archive film and photography of the time. Giving fans a real sense of the what was happening culturally at the time, we dive into the fashion, music, politics and atmosphere that surrounded these incredible stories. These films give Rematch events context and scale and build anticipation for our live audiences.
Wimbledon Rematch 1980
Roll up, roll up. It’s 26 May 1980, and the countdown to Wimbledon Rematch is on. Mount St Helens has erupted, Gloria Vanderbilt is tackling fashion, and Evonne Goolagong is preparing for Roland-Garros.
The countdown to Wimbledon Rematch continues. The Rubik’s Cube launches, Russia is confident Great Britain will play a part in the Summer Olympics, and McEnroe is eliminated from Roland Garros.
In edition 3, Andrea Jaeger becomes Wimbledon’s youngest seed, a schoolboy opens the Dartford tunnel and Wimbledon strawberries hit 75p a portion!
It’s 29 June 1980 and Wimbledon is in full swing.