Each day of the Festival we’ll reveal a new CineSecret: York film clip. Help us discover exactly where, when and what was happening on the film.

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Day 6:  14th Jun 2015

An Early Race Walking Match

York played an important part in the history of race walking: the finishing post for the first amateur event in Britain was in the city. This film was made later than that - any ideas when, and where?

Race walking became particularly popular in York during the 1960s and '70s, with many working men's clubs and pubs fielding a team. Does anyone have any memories to share?

~ The film was made in the 1930s (we think 1935), but we don't have any more information. Please do get in touch if you can add anything.

CineSecrets: York runs from 9th to 21st June 2015

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