ATV Today: 21.08.1974: Human cannonball - Mary Connors

Summary

Mary Connors from Leicester, attempting to become the first woman to be blasted across the River Avon at Tewkesbury.

Year:

1974

Duration:

0:03:12

Film type:

Colour / Sound

Company:

ATV

Master format:

16mm

Description

Bob Warman interview with Mary Connors before and after failing the attempt.


Credits

No credits specified


Notes

Mary Connors was the secretary of Joe Weston Webb, a Leicestershire showman and the owner of the human cannonball device (Weston-Webb was also featured in an ATV Today item on this day promoting his mud wrestling women). Connors returned in 1975 for a second attempt using a catapult.