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1927 London-Brighton Relay - the Mitcham hand-over

2 April 1927, the "News of the World" London to Brighton Relay Race. F.L. Buckingham has completed his stint from Clapham Common to Mitcham Common and hands over to A.E. Smith who was to run an excellent third fastest on his stage; but Belgrave finished a disappointing 17th at the end of the day. Alf Harley, the taller man behind the waiting runner in the white top, looks on.