• Short Summary

    A London to Brighton walking race - won by J H Ludlow.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London - Brighton. 'From Big Ben down to the Sea'. J. H. Ludlow (Derby WC) wins Surrey Walking Club Championship, over famous course in record time of 8 hrs 1 min 6 secs. (Hard luck Tommy Green, everybody hoped you would do it!)

    London to Brighton.

    Tilt down the tower of Big Ben (Palace of Westminster - Houses of Parliament).
    Walkers lined up for the start of London to Brighton race. An advertisement for OXO can be seen in the background. The walkers stride off - South over Westminster Bridge over the River Thames.

    More shots of them walking, trams are passing up and down beside them.

    Once out in the countryside one walker is out on his own. Several people on bicycles follow him. Shots of other walkers on the course.

    (Sound Track starts)

    J H Ludlow of Derby walks through the crowd lined street of Crawley, West Sussex. Another walker - Rickards (sp?) is not far behind. Tommy Green is the next walker through - he has held the Olympic record and won the race previously.

    Shots of Ludlow approaching the finish in Brighton. Lots of people are out to watch the finish.

    Ludlow is carried shoulder high. When he is informed that he has got a new course record the crowd cheer. He says how proud he is of getting the record

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:39:00 / 01:25:43:00

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