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  • Short Summary

    Annual London to Birghton speed walking competition.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London to Brighton Walk. W.F. Baker (Queen's Park Harriers) wins famous walk fro 3rd year in succession from field of over 100 competitors".

    London, Brighton and various places inbetween in Sussex.

    M/S of lots of speed walkers crossing Westminster Bridge. Good view of Big Ben and Houses of Parliament in background. There are lots of buses and taxis also crossing bridge.

    Panning shot follows one walker down country lane, he takes a sponge from race steward to mop his brow. Similar shots of two other walkers.

    High angled L/S of winning walker - Mr. Baker - racing down Brighton sea front. Vast cheering crowds have gathered to watch him, some even jog or cycle along next to him.

    Cuts / out takes start at 01:18:02. High angled M/S of Mr. B being lead through crowd at end of race. Some shots of walkers going through unidentified market town in Sussex, lots of good shots of traffic scenes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    634.06
    Media URN:
    26172
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/09/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:53:00 / 01:20:17:00
    Canister:
    G 1328

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