• Short Summary

    BILL PICKERING'S CHANNEL RECORD:

    (2014 NOTE - Bill Pickering took 14 hours and mins to cross channel swim - world record for England to France crossing / back at home in Bloxwich with wife Clarice, Bill Pickering thanks all those who helped to finance
    his swim )

  • Description

    BILL PICKERING'S CHANNEL RECORD

    BLOXWICH. Exterior shot swimming pool owned by Bill Pickering before start of Channel swim....shot of Fund Chairman (who with many others made swim possible).

    CHANNEL SWIMMERS. Bill Pickering sets of to Swim Channel...from Dover to Calais...enters water..eating on journey...arr. Calais..with wife they both speak.

    DOVER. Bill Pickering prepares to swim the Channel...shot wading through water.

    LAWRENCE, Mrs (Fund Chair of Bloxwich) Many people liker subscribed a subscription of GBP400 for Bill Pickering's Channel swim impossible....

    PICKERING, Bill (Channel Swimmer) Swims the Channel 1955 from Dover to Calais...being greased by his father...given farewell kiss by wife...enters water...swimming...eating on journey...arr. near Calais....with wife then speaks....

    SWIMMING. Bill Pickering swim the Channel from Dover to Calais...shots of being greeted...enters water...swimming..eating on journey...arrival near Calais...speaks on behalf of himself..wife speaks.

    Personalities - Sport; Swimming
    Background: BILL PICKERING'S CHANNEL RECORD:

    (2014 NOTE - Bill Pickering took 14 hours and mins to cross channel swim - world record for England to France crossing / back at home in Bloxwich with wife Clarice, Bill Pickering thanks all those who helped to finance
    his swim )

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADROQ76SOCKQVHCA3OJWZGAS88
    Media URN:
    VLVADROQ76SOCKQVHCA3OJWZGAS88
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1955
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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