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  • Short Summary

    Master G.O. Edwards wins the Manchester to Blackpool walking race and establishes a new world record.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Wonder Boy Walker. Master G.O. Edwards aged 10, establishes World's record in walking 52 miles in 11 hours 43 minutes Manchester to Blackpool. Lancashire.

    Master Edwards walks up road, a man walks beside him carrying a bowl. M/S following the boy from behind, he moves to the side of the road. M/S as he walks up the street, people applaud.

    Intertitle - 'Lillian Salkeld, aged 16, gave up after going 38 miles'.
    L/S as Lillian walks towards the camera, she drinks from a bottle and hands it to a woman who is walking with her, a man on a bicycle rides behind. L/S as she walks round the corner. A woman kisses Master Edwards as he poses for the camera.

    Note: this contains footage which is the same or similar to that featured in G 778 on *PM0236*.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:49:00 / 01:22:12:00
    G 811

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