• Short Summary

    Billy Butlin and 700 walkers set off from John O'Groats to Land's End.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Walk and get rich.

    John O'Groats to Land's End.

    M/S Billy Butlin with 700 competitors at the John O'Groats signpost before the start of the race. Aerial view of people and vehicles gathered there. M/S as they set off and walk towards the camera. Aerial shot of snow on the ground, the walkers wave up at the camera. Back view of two men walking along road with snow at the sides. M/S as camera pans across the mobile canteens in front of the Bridge Hotel. M/S as walkers receive food and drink. M/S at night as walkers reach Wick.

    Various shots as some competitors get on the train to go back home after giving up. M/S man hobbling along. M/S as another is picked up and carried over to a car, they put him inside. M/S other competitors still walking on. M/S man pushing old pram. M/S Wendy Lewis walking along, she then sits down and has a drink. M/S as David Robinson jogs slowly along followed by well wishers and people on bicycles. M/S as he jogs on his own past Loch Leven.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:06:00 / 01:06:41:00

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