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Manchester to Blackpool Walking Race 1922 Pathe News

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 Donato Pavesi of Italy.

"MANCHESTER - BLACKPOOL WALK - Pavesi of Italy wins good race in 8 hrs 12½ mins - and many sturdy little fellows completed the course from Lytham".

Silent film clip
Produced by Pathe News, 1922.
Duration: 1.19 mins

The "Manchester to Blackpool Walking Race" was an annual event until at least the 1930s.
On the same day a Junior walking race was held between Lytham & Blackpool.

Scenes include:

  • The Junior walking race between Lytham & Blackpool; the youngsters pictured on Lytham Green, with the Baths and Assembly Rooms in the background.
  • The juniors crossing the finishing line in Talbot Square, Blackpool.
  • The Manchester to Blackpool Walking Race which passed through Lytham and the film was shot in Warton Street, with the old Flying Boat Factory (Cooksons Bakery) in the distance.
  • Next is the scene on Lytham Road, Blackpool.
  • The winner, Donato Pavesi of Italy, is congratulated outside the Town Hall, Talbot Square, Blackpool.

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