• Short Summary

    Market porters from Borough in London show off their ability to carry things on their heads.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Herne Hill. Strong ... but not so silent .. Men! Borough Market Porters hold annual sports - their test of Strength and agility."

    Herne Hill, London.

    Competitors set out on race carrying a hundred weight on their heads over a distance of a mile. The competitors - market porters - make several laps of the track.

    The winner is presented with a clock (Donated by Charlie Chaplin). The gathered porters give a loud cheer.

    Another porters race involves carrying baskets on the head. Several of the porters allow the baskets to fall very quickly. This is due to a high wind. Various shots of this basket case race. The winner is clapped in.

    CU winner of race commenting on the high wind.

    Following section looks like cuts -

    More shots of weight carrying race. Different angle of the presentation of the "Chaplin" clock. Men starting off on the basket carrying race. Different angle of basket race. Winner of race is presented with small clock.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    743.19
    Media URN:
    7776
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/09/1930
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:10:00 / 01:31:33:00
    Canister:
    30/33

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