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  • Short Summary

    A look at the speed walking race for the Bishop of Birmingham's Challenge Trophy.

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    Intertitle: "THE LORD BISHOP'S WALK. E. Rogers ( Birmingham W. C. ) wins Bishop of Birmingham's Challenge Trophy in 2 hrs. 55m. 49 3/5 secs."

    L/S of a line of men in shorts at the start of a race, crowds of spectators line the route. The walkers speed walk past the camera.

    M/S of four speed walkers racing down an empty street, several men on bicycles and a motorbike escort them. M/S of a speed walker leading the race, the other competitors follow. They pass several spectators and several advertising hoardings.

    M/S of one of the competitors walking around a man with a flag - a race marker. On his way back towards the camera, a man in a flat cap wipes the walker's brow with a sponge. More shots of other spectators reaching the flag marker and having their brows mopped.

    C/U of the winner - E. Rogers - shaking hands with a gentleman in a trilby, other men crowd round to congratulate him. C/U of E. Rogers. C/U of elderly man in a T-shirt - one of the competitors?

    Note: there is only a flash frame of intertitle.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:27:00 / 01:34:26:00
    G 714

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