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  • Short Summary

    The Croydon to Godstone walking race.

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    The Croydon to Godstone walking race. Full title reads: "HOLIDAY SPORT" 'After dinner walk a mile".- "but the members of Surrey W.C. walked 18 3/4's from Croydon to Godstone and back-"

    M/S Looking down quiet rural road on what appears to be a very cold day. There are many roadside trees to left of the picture, we briefly see on of the athletes walking off screen to the right. Two smartly dressed men wearing jackets and ties follow on bicycles, a small group of onlookers gather on the roadside.

    Various other M/S's of other athletes performing the peculiar walk as they pass the camera. They are wearing a selection of Jumpers gloves and not so warm looking shorts!. Some appear to be in remarkably good spirits and happily chat with there nearest fellow competitor. Behind the athletes follows more bicycles and a car.

    M/S The action now moves to the centre of what is presumably Godstone, large crowds gather on the roadside in front of various shops and buildings. A mass of athletes come waddling ferociously around the corner and move from left to right. The crowd looks on.

    M/S Final shot of one of the stragglers back on the rural roads along side him is a motorcycle and sidecar.

    Note: Safety print exists in Holding Rack (38)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:15:00 / 01:04:00:00
    G 629

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