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  • Short Summary

    Footage of mother in pram race.

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    Pram marathon for mothers

    Contests. A Marathon Pram pushing race for mothers is won by Mrs. Groom; 40; mother of 5. Opens w/ shot of this woman pushing pram (baby carriage) along a country road w/ woods on side; a baby rides in pram; and an older boy & girl walk along w/ mum; automobile stopped on side of road; man stands beside it. CU as they stop for a break - mother feeds baby from bottle; then takes a drink herself. Shot of another woman pushing pram up same road; w/ boy on bicycle.

    CU a 3rd woman stopped on road feeding baby. Next; back on road; yet another mum w/ pram - this one has four people riding along on bikes. In Brighton - the mothers near the finish line. Funny shot of woman pushing pram on street toward camera; w/ policemen around her - odd juxtaposition. Another on street w/ policemen. Then another Finally; CU winning mother w / baby who has weird spots on face - looks like scabs or bruises but probably birthmarks.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:31:00 / 01:17:51:00
    ON 229 B

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