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  • Short Summary

    Channel swim aspirant Joan is seen training, eating chocolate and standing on weighing scales.

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    Miss Joan Brunton is the little girl swimmer who astonished every body by swimming from Dover to Deal - (10 miles) in 2 hours and 51 minutes. C/U of some flowers, suddenly Joan stands up in the middle of them with a big smile on her face. C/U of Joan sitting with her dog. Another C/U of Joan in a dress which then dissolves into a C/U of her wearing her swimming hat and swimsuit.

    Joan skips with a rope on the beach. "Joan just can't help keeping fit - but she's already watching the weighing machine closely - (and the 9st 4 lbs it registers now!)" Joan stands on the scales in her swim gear. C/U of her laughing at the scales. Joan is hoping to swim the Channel in 1929. M/S of Joan in training, she swims beside a boat where her coach sits giving her instruction. Various shots of Joan swimming. "But, she can't resist chocolate!" Her coach feeds her with chocolate as she swims. "- or a chance to snap Ma and Pa!" Joan holds a cine camera and takes some shots of her parents in their garden. C/U of her holding the camera.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue 383.

    Safety print only - nitrate decomposed.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:13:00 / 01:39:43:00
    EP 092

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