Channel Swim Season Is With Us Again 1927

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    Item title reads: "Channel swim season is with us again! Miss Gleitze - the pretty young London typist - feels certain she will do it this time. Frank Perks - of Birmingham - who only just failed last year - is fit and confident. Mrs. Millie Gade-Corson's kiddies are sure mummy will beat her own record and swim there… and back! "

    Dover, Kent

    Miss Gleitze in sensible swimming costume and plenty of grease is helped with her swimming hat. She poses by a beach hut in bright sunshine. A man in a cap peers round. Miss Gleitze is seen in the water smiling. C/U of another swimmer, muscular Frank Peck, wearing a swimming vest. There are striped beach tents in the background, as he walks, confidently down the shingle beach to the water. Shot of him diving and swimming out to sea doing front crawl. C/U of Mrs. Gade Corsons and her two young sons sitting in deckchairs. Then they all walk down a wooden walkway to the seashore, dressed in swimming costumes. The mother holds the smaller child, while standing in the water, watching the other child sail a toy yacht. Mrs. Corsons is then seen in the water with the two children and two adults in a rowing boat nearby. She sets off on her cross channel swim to France. C/U of her smiling broadly for the camera.

    Note: Lovely smile from Mrs Corsons and sweet shots of her family at the seaside.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/07/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    33204
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    690.32
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    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:11:00 / 01:54:08:00
    Canister:
    G 1417
    Sort Number:
    G 1417
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