MANCHESTER - BLACKPOOL WALK - Pathe News, 1922.
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"MANCHESTER - BLACKPOOL WALK - Pavesi of Italy wins
good race in 8 hrs 12½ mins - and many sturdy little fellows completed the course
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 &
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,
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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