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    Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

    C/U of 19-year-old Anita Lonsbrough putting on her swimming hat in an indoor swimming pool; it has a Union Jack flag on the front; M/S as she walks to the edge of the pool and dives in. M/S of her swimming along, doing the breast stroke, as the commentator tells us she won a Gold Medal at the Olympics for the 200 metre breast stroke. She reaches the end of the pool, flips over and swims back doing the front crawl.

    M/S of 4-year-old Susan Holgate, holding a doll and watching with her father by the side of the pool as Anita swims up and down the pool. Mr Holgate helps Susan to take off her coat; she has a swimming costume on underneath. She walks to the edge of the pool where Anita is waiting and they both dive in (a sign on the wall says 'Ladies Side Only').

    Susan appears to be treading water; Anita swims to her and Susan starts to do the breast stroke. Commentator says Susan learnt to swim when she was 4 months old "and as her father is the Bath's superintendent, she's had plenty of opportunity to indulge in her favourite activity". Anita instructs Susan as she practises various different strokes.

    They swim to the edge of the pool where Susan's father is waiting with a towel; Anita lifts Susan out of the pool and they put the towel round her to dry her.

    Note: There is a small article from the Daily Mirror on file about Anita and Susan.

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    British Pathé
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    01:51:38:00 / 01:54:01:00
    CP 308
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    CP 308
  • Appears in...

    Sport & Leisure Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
    olympicsw Sports thoughts Olympics Child Stars Swimming The 1960s
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Anita Lonsborough" should read Anita Lonsbrough.

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