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  • Short Summary

    London to Brighton walking race - won by L J Hollyer.

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    Full title reads: "The Stock Exchange 'Annual'. First - and most famous of all London-Brighton Walks, won by L. J. Hollyer in 8 hours, 52 & half minutes."


    Pan down the clock tower of Big Ben at the Palace of Westminster. There appears to be some scaffolding on the Houses of Parliament.

    Men taking part in walking race from London to Brighton (not clear where they are, but they are in a town somewhere).

    High angle shot of two walkers who have broken away. As they walk past a bicycle drawn milk float one of the walkers points to it. They are being followed by two men on bicycles and a car. Different angle of the two men as they walk along. They both receive things from their helpers.

    As the two walkers come through one town they walk past a small crowd - standing outside the 'George Hotel'.

    More shots of two walkers as they continue the race. People applaud them as they pass by.

    One walker - presumably L J Hollyer - is welcomed by crowd as he arrives fairly tired at the end of the race. A crowd surrounds him as he is interviewed for the newsreel - Sadly no sound. He is wearing a black shirt and has a swastika emblem on his chest - political symbol or club badge?

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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:
    01:14:01:00 / 01:15:43:00

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