• Short Summary

    University students take part in race to reach top of GPO tower in fastest time.

  • Description

    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

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

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