Market porters from Borough show their skill by balancing baskets on their heads.
Full title reads: "Herne Hill. A level head ... a jugglers skill ... a strong man's muscles ... and the speed of a sprinter - That's all that's wanted to win, the Borough Market Porters' Basket Carrying - (10 new baskets for 1/4 mile) - championship. Winner - G. Hilleard, time 3 mins, 40 1/5th. secs."
Herne Hill, London.
Various market porters try to lift up empty wicker baskets and balance them on their heads. Some have great difficulty, others get off to a better start.
Various shots of the porters carrying the baskets on their heads - it looks very difficult. Slowly a few seem to get the knack. Shots of the more successful racers as they make their way around the course. The winner crosses the line followed by several others.