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Pub Crawl Record Attempt
Darrell Jones is trying to elevate the pub crawl to a competitive sport. Well, at least he's wearing his track suit!
News 1972 6 mins
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From the Crown Inn to the Spread Eagle, over the road to the Swan, a quick one in the Market Inn and just time for another in the Horse and Jockey. Darrell Jones has a tough training regime but if he wants to take the world pub crawl record he's going to have to up his game to 26 pubs in all. Peter Green catches up with this unlikely sporting hero at Newhall in Derbyshire who is training during his lunch break - a bad move if he's intending to attend an afternoon meeting or two.
Virtual Pub Crawl
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Non-Fiction 1974 6 mins Location: Aston
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Promotional 1982 9 mins Location: Hartlepool
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News 1980 2 mins Location: Burnham-on-Sea
A non-alcohol-serving pub offers somewhere to go and something to do for teenagers in Burnham-on-Sea.
Documentary 1977 28 mins Location: Southwold
Real ale and folk music in the pub – performed by Fairport Convention – are celebrated in this portrait of Southwold on the Suffolk coast and the work of the Adnams brewery.
Current affairs 1984 5 mins Location: Swadlincote
With flying pickets at the colliery entrance the moderate miners of South Derbyshire face the painful decision of whether to cross the picket line.
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Sunderland
Durham Light Infantry veterans collect their medals for valour in the Boer War.
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