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  • Short Summary

    Grandmother Mrs E. Craven practices for her Channel swim in Weymouth, Dorset.

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    Item title reads - Grandmother Channel swimmer. Mrs E. Craven, aged 50, does a 10 mile practice swim in rough seas and says she will try Channel swim this year. Weymouth, Dorset.

    M/S of Mrs Craven on the seashore, another lady helps her take off her coat and scarf, she waves and goes into the sea, M/S of her swimming in the sea, M/S as she walks out and towards the camera. M/S of her drying off, she hands the towel to the other lady who helps her on with her coat again, people stand around and watch.

    M/S of Mrs Craven in her nurse's uniform playing with a baby who throws a ball. M/S during her practice swim as she goes up to a boat and is handed a cup which she drinks out of, M/S of her in the water again. C/U of her on land and in her uniform. M/S as she takes her coat off and goes into the sea. Various shots of her drinking again and drying herself off after her swim. C/U of her with her swimming cap on as she stands on dry land.

    Note: the item title is repeated several times throughout and some of the shots are used more than once.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    02:00:36:00 / 02:04:35:00
    G 1170

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