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    'Sunday Dispatch' National Bathing Beauty Contest - Morecambe, Lancashire.

    SV. Pan, bathing beauties lined up (first 7' for super). GV. Parade, with No. 10, Helen Cameron, parading before judges. CU. George Formby (in sunglasses) smiling and pointing, as bathing belle walks past. SV. Cesar Romero acting as one of the judges. SV. Pan, No. 6, Aileen Chase, parading before judges. CU. George Formby making notes.

    SV. Pan, No. 17, Lillemor Knusden walking along edge of pool past spectators. SV. No. 27, Brenda Mee, Miss New Brighton 1952, who came 3rd, parading past spectators. She stops in front of spectators. CU. Spectator type with mouth open, aghast. CU. Pan, No. 27, continues to walk to judging dais. SCU. George Formby's wife Beryl, watching.

    SV. No. 7, the winner, Doreen Dawne, parading before judges. CU. George Formby smiling and looks into camera. LV. SCU. Pan, bathing beauties lined up alongside edge of pool. FCU. Bathing beauty type. GV. Finalists lined up in front of judges and No. 28 parading - Sylvia Jenkins - she came 2nd in competition. CU. Bathing beauty type smiling.

    SV. Cesar Romero announcing No. 7 as the winner. SV. People applauding. SV. Cesar Romero congratulates, shakes hands and kisses the winner, amid applause, etc. SV. People applauding. SV. Mr. Charles Eade, editor of the "Sunday Dispatch", presenting silver rose bowl to Doreen Dawne. FCU. Doreen Dawne smiling. (Mute. Neg.)

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    01:29:59:00 / 01:31:30:00
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Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The location here is the Morecambe and Heysham swimming pool.

    Doreen Dawne and Aileen Chase seen here had both narrowly missed out on winning Miss World 1951, finishing 2nd runner-up and 4th runner-up respectively.

    "Lillemor Knusden" should read Lillemor Knudsen. She went on to get small parts in 5 British films of the 1950s, including the Belles of St Trinian's.

    Brenda Mee went on to become Miss England in 1955.

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