big ben

big ben

Sport - London To Brighton Walking Race (1955)

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London & Brighton. LV. Runners assembled awaiting start at Coulsdon in front of the Comrades Club organised by the Sunday Dispatch. SCU. G. A. Brown No 10, the blind competitor. SV. Officials with stop watches. SV. Mass of walkers starting and walking towards and past camera. BV. Competitors walking away from camera on route for Westminster, where they turn around at Big Ben. AS. Big Ben. SV. Group of four walkers approaching Big Ben - Parliament in background. SV. Three walkers turning off at the official point. They are in this order, No 63, 65 and 21. AS. No 54 walking across Westminster Bridge with Big Ben in background. SV. Pan, competitor walking along country lane at night, on way to Brighton. SCU. Pan, another competitor walking through the night. CU. Sign post at night "Merstham". SV. Time keepers. GV. Brighton pier in the early morning. AS. Palace Pier in the early morning, pan up to clock showing the time at 5.20 a.m. LV. Brighton front deserted. CU. Sign post pointing to London. SV. Pan, No 53, Neilson in the lead on his way back to London. SV. Pan, No 69, Stone walking back to London. He was second at Brighton. SBV. No 33. on his way back to London. CU. No 33 puffing alone as he walks. SBV. No 53, Neilson, still in the lead, having his back massaged while he walks. CU. No 69 Vic Stone in second place smiling as he's walking. CU. Vic Stone's feet. SV. Pan, another competitor with long hair taking refreshment as he walks. CU. No 53, Neilson, sponging his face as he gets near home. CU. Neilson's feet. LV. Competitors walking along road on way home, including the blind competitor, No 10, Brown. CU. Pan, Brown nearest the camera accompanied by another competitor. STV. Crowd moving towards, applauding at the finish. GV. Neilson No 53 coming in to finish the race. The Sunday Dispatch editor Charles Eade walks forward immediately and hands Cup to Hughie Neilson. AV. Mr Eade and Neilson holding the Cup. CU. Neilson smiling. (Orig.Neg.) 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:533.03