• Short Summary

    A girl is helped on with diving equipment and goes under the water of a lake in Kent.

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    Various shots show a girl being helped into diving equipment by two men. She wears a silver diving suit plus flippers, oxygen canisters and helmet. She is helped into the water of Laughing Water Lake and one of the men stands in the water beside her as she dives.

    Note: girl could be 18-year-old Anne Walker - small news cutting about her on file.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:32:00 / 01:45:17:00
    NP 486

Comments (3)

  1. Bruce McKay says

    The Girl is my Mother Pauline McKay (nee Ady). She was a pioneer of Scuba in the UK and a founder member of the British Sub Aqua Club. Laughing Waters was where she started her Scuba days.

    Sadly she passed away on Monday 9th March 2015 aged 85.

  2. Bruce McKay says

    Pauline also appears in two further Pathe clips (perhaps more). These are ...

    1. Aqua Divers 1954 - https://www.britishpathe.com/video/aqua-divers/query/pauline+ady
    2. Underwater Party 1956 - https://www.britishpathe.com/video/underwater-party/query/underwater+party

  3. Bruce McKay says

    One of the Other men in the clip is Bram Martin. He started a \"diving school\" at Laughing Waters although there was no Scuba equipment available in those days. Pauline Ady was his first pupil and was instructing the following week!

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