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Raffle Donations Add Christmas Cheer

15 December 2008

With the economic turn down and research jobs thin on the ground, it was good to have spirits lifted at the annual FOCAL International Christmas gathering held at London's historic Cittie Of Yorke pub. Real ale and good pub food, together with a horde of presents donated by FOCAL footage library members ensured a fun evening.

Grateful thanks go to: Fremantle Archive Sales, INA, ITFC, Getty Images, Bridgeman Art Library, National Geographic Digital Motion, BBC Motion Gallery, RPPTV, Skyworks, re:fine (formerly Vode).



Kate Griffiths, Clearance Matters (right) delighted to win the star raffle prize of a PS3 donated by itfc represented by Liz Clarke (left)

Footage Researcher James Smith clutching a bottle of port donated by rpptv



Claudine Ellis wins the bottle of champagne donated by re:fine (formerly Vode)


Sarah Wilson, BBC Post Production wins a Planet Earth box set donated by BBC Motion Gallery


Alf Penn, TKone clutches his Bridgeman Art Library T-shirt


Brendan Kelly, Black Diamond, wins a bottle of port donated by rpptv.


Sue Eade, ITN Source, wins a beautifully illustrated book on King Tut donated by National Geographic Digital Motion


Dan Pierce , National Geographic Digital Motion weighed down by a horde DVDs donated by Fremantlemedia


Susan Ponsonby, ITN Source carries off a hamper donated by Fremantlemedia.


xx wins a classic print courtesy Getty Images

Alwyn Lindsey, AP Archive, wins a copy of the definitive guide to archive research Archive Storytelling