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    Manchester to Blackpool speed walking race.

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    Title: "MANCHESTER ... BLACKPOOL. Walk ... won from 59 competitors by J. Holt of Bradford in fine time of 8 hrs. 20 mins".

    Point of view shot from the back of a moving vehicle, a man with a no. 10 on his shirt speed walking along a country lane, he is followed by a group of men on bicycles, a man on a motorbike with sidecar. M/S of the same man speed walking down a suburban street, still followed by a fleet of cyclists, groups of spectators watch from the pavements.

    M/S of the man - Holt - walking very fast down Blackpool Pier, passing cheering crowds, a man jogs alongside him holding an overcoat which he slips over Holt's shoulders as he reaches the camera. C/U of the mayor of Blackpool presenting Holt with a large shiny trophy.

    Intertitle: "Huge crowds cheered the 112 game little schoolboys who has their race over last 8 miles of the course".

    M/S of a boy walking down the pier, he goes to join some adult walkers who have finished the race, they shove him and point towards the camera - he's not reached the finish quite yet! M/S of little boys speed walking passed cheering crowds. M/S of a stray adult walking passing crowds, he is followed by several of the boy walkers. M/S of more of the boys passing cheering crowds. C/U of a freckle faced boy - the junior winner?

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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:
    01:39:04:00 / 01:40:19:00
    G 1127

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