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  • Short Summary

    Traditional (but quirky) wrestling and racing over hills in Cumberland.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Grasmere Sports. Mighty men of the fells compete in old English sport - in a glorious natural amphitheatre".


    L/S of scenic hills and woodland. Tilt down to show sports stadium. M/S of three sets of men wrestling in arena in centre of stadium. M/S of two men wrestling. Looks very funny - both wear long johns, one is fat, other wears flat cap, looks like some bizarre Vic Reeves sketch!

    Intertitle reads: "The Dalesman's Derby. 870 feet up and down ... Butler Crag won for 4th year in succession in under 15 minutes by R. Robinson".

    High angled L/S of group of men running out of the stadium. L/S of men clambering over dry stone wall, they are at top of hill looking over stadium. C/U of 3 country types looking through binoculars. L/S of men walking up steep slope covered in heather. L/S of Robinson running into stadium, breaking through finishing line. M/S of Robinson being presented with prize. C/U of elderly man smoking cigar.

    Cuts / out takes start at 01:36:01. Additional shots of pole vaulting. Some C/Us of wrestlers.

    Note: some out take shots are upside down and run backwards. More shots of Robinson and wrestlers. Otherwise, shots are same or similar to those in cut part of story.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:58:00 / 01:39:35:00
    G 1322

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