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  • Short Summary

    Speed walking marathon in Newcastle.

  • Description

    Tyne and Wear.

    Title: "Newcastle Exchange Walk 1926".

    M/S of a group of men in shorts and numbered vests; they appear to be lined up for the start of a race. M/S of the race start; the twenty odd competitors set off, speed walking down a crowd lined street.

    Point of view shot from the back of a vehicle driving slowly along in front of three competitors. The speed walkers are followed by a flock of cyclists, traffic drives down the other side of the road.

    M/S of competitor number 16 walking down a stretch of road. He wears a knotted handkerchief on his head and he is accompanied by a crowd of men, some on bikes. The spectators at the side of the road cheer him on. Similar shot of number 9 . M/S of number 16 mopping his face with a damp sponge as he races along, still followed by the cyclists.

    M/S of number 16 walking towards the camera and the finishing line. Two men with notepads walk alongside him - reporters from newspapers? An Oxo van and two mounted policemen follow him. M/S of the winner - number 16 - standing at the end of the race. He looks exhausted - everyone wants to shake his hand.

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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:
    01:59:46:00 / 02:01:25:00
    G 1301

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