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    No titles. Second annual stair-race at GPO Tower.

    London.

    L/S at night of GPO Tower (now BT Tower). Various shots of university students in a race to climb the tower. We see several students starting off at the base of the tower, running up the narrow staircase and reaching the top, where a man sits with a counting machine and several stopwatches. Competitors watch the progress on closed circuit television (CCTV).

    On the top floor a competitor has his brow wiped by an ambulance man. Winner John Pearson of Manchester University is presented with a silver trophy and poses for the camera.

    Comic shot of a student in a sunhat and long socks tearing up the stairs, then staggering up the next flight and collapsing before getting up the next flight (he's trying not to giggle). He lies at the bottom of a flight of stairs.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1969
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    57075
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2091.05
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:47:00 / 01:06:02:00
    Canister:
    69/8
    Sort Number:
    69/008
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Entertainment & Humour
    WorkSpaces
    BT Tower British towers Building
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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