Pirie Wins National Cross Country Aka Cross… 1953

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    Caversham Park, Reading, Berkshire. Gordon Pirie wins National Cross Country race.

    GV. Field Lined up for start of race (1st 7 ft for super title.) SV. Pan Field racing past camera. STV. Field racing across country. LV. Field turning Bend and racing Between Spectators. & SV. SV. Racing towards camera.,SV. Crowd. watching. STV. Gordon Pirie No. 680. racing in the lead pan to Back view. STV. Frank Sando No. 13 following. SV. Crowd. LV. Towards: Gordon Pirie finishing crosses line first. LV. Frank Sando and G. N. Gray racing towards finish Sando crosses line then Billy Gray. CU. Pirie (Winner.)

    (Neg.) (Title Scene "C") N.B. Jim Peters is also running.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/03/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    28190
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    62.20
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:26:00 / 01:33:06:00
    Canister:
    53/17
    Sort Number:
    53/017
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