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  • Short Summary

    Walking race from Newcastle to Haltwhistle Northumberland, and Hexham.

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    Haltwhistle, Northumberland, & Hexham.

    Full titles read: "NEWCASTLE EXCHANGE WALKS - W. Gascoigne wins 21 mile walk to Hexham in 3 hrs. 43 mins. & J. Witherspoon walks to Haltwhistle in 6 hrs. 49 1/2 mins. - but he had a band to help."

    M/S and C/U of very old man and woman standing together, the old man is smoking a pipe. L/S of J. Witherspoon walking frantically through country lane, numerous cars are following behind. Small boys run along the grass verge trying to keep up with him. L/S of band walking through crowded street in Haltwhistle. M/S of Witherspoon at the end of his journey surrounded by people , he looks very tired!

    Intertitle read: "Kit Catterick & his wife each 94 years old, turn out to see the competitors pass." - Note: This title probably relates to the old couple at the start of the film.

    L/S of Competitors at the starting post (sponsored by OXO) of walking race to Wexham, the race begins and the race begins. Various shots of the race underway. L/S of W. Gascoigne approaching the finishing post (sponsored by BP), large crowds greet await him. Good M/S of a very tired looking Gascoigne, he is surrounded by a number of flat capped men who congratulate him.

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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:
    01:11:57:00 / 01:14:01:00
    G 885

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