• Short Summary

    The scene is Ruislip Lido, near London, July 16, and there are bathers in the water...

  • Description

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    GV Ruislip Lido PAN UP TO sign
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    SV women in bathing costumes walk towards water
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    CU women in bathing costumes
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    LV PAN people in water for baptism
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    CU two boys
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    GV baptism in water
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    SV PAN women lined up
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    CU name on coat "Mrs. Baker of California"
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    LV men entering water
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    SV woman being ducked in water
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    SV group of people in water
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    CU woman being ducked
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    CU West Indian watching
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    SV woman being ducked
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    GV people at Lido
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    Initials BA/V/JH/BA



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The scene is Ruislip Lido, near London, July 16, and there are bathers in the water...yachts sailing along in the breeze... water-skiers racing past...

    A typical summer's day scene - except that the bathers are not there just for the fun of it. They are converts of the extremist Jehovah's Witnesses religious sect, - 500 of them all told.

    Young and old, British and foreign, they have come for immersion-type baptism, and there to give them their mystic ducking were official "immerses", standing waist-deep in water as they performed the big dip.

    The converts - men and women alike - submerged in batches of 16. One of the youngest was an 11-year-old Sikh who took his dip wearing a turban. Oldest woman "baptisee" was 81-year-old Mrs. Edith Harris of Teddington, UK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABT7R9IG0VB87YM2WXXYCGE9LJ
    Media URN:
    VLVABT7R9IG0VB87YM2WXXYCGE9LJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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