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  • Short Summary

    Wrestling and running form part of the Grasmere sports in Cumberland.

  • Description

    Item title reads - The Grasmere sports. Mighty men of the fells compete in old English Sports - mist marred the glorious setting. Cumberland.

    M/S as men wrestle with each other in a field, C/U of two locked together, various shots as one throws another to the ground. M/S of him stood talking to a man smoking a cigar who is looking in a book. M/S as the man with the cigar stands holding one end of the finishing tape as it is stretched across the field. M/S of winning wrestler looking at the camera and smiling.

    Intertitle - 'the Derby of the Dales - 870 feet up to summit of Butter Crag and back - and the winner did it in 14 1/2 minutes.'

    L/S from above of the race, M/S as the men climb over a stone wall and run through shrubs, various shots as they make their way along. M/S as number 16 approaches the line and runs through it. C/U of the winner out of breath someone shakes his hand.

    Note: an orange tinted version exists.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:09:00 / 01:25:18:00
    G 1218

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