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  • Short Summary

    Hardy swimmers brave the freezing water for a Yuletide dip.

  • Description

    Clontarf, Dublin, Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Eire.

    High angled shot of a crowd of people gathered around an outside swimming pool, panning shot follows several boys in wet swimsuits walking through the crowd towards the changing rooms. M/S of a young man in a swimsuit being lifted up on the shoulders of a crowd of boys and men, they all cheer.

    Initial shots look like cuts / out takes, edited story starts at 01:11:07.

    Title: "6 degrees above freezing point did not deter these hardy Clontarf swimmers in their annual Xmas morning swim ..."

    M/S of a man squatting beside an outdoor swimming pool, he holds a thermometer in the water. L/S of line of young men diving and swimming across the pool, a small crowd of men in heavy overcoats watch from the pool side. M/S of a crowd of men and boys, a young man in a swim suit is held up on their shoulders. C/U of the young man, still wet from the pool.


    Intertitle: "... or the 'All-the-Year-round' Ladies at Kenwood".

    M/S of a row of women diving off a jetty into a lake on Hampstead Heath, panning shot follows them as they swim across the water. L/S of the women swimming across the lake. Panning shot of the swimmers climbing out of the water onto the jetty. M/S of the women on the jetty, some sit on the steps of a diving board; they wave at the camera. M/S of the women diving in again, pan as they cross the lake. Various shots of the women swimming about in the lake. More shots of the girls preparing to dive.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:28:00 / 01:13:44:00
    G 1359

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