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  • Short Summary

    John Burns opens an outdoor swimming pool in Nottingham.

  • Description

    Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.

    Title: "MR. JOHN BURNS makes one of his rare appearances in public to open Nottingham's magnificent new open-air baths".

    M/S of a crowd sitting beside an open-air pool, a man in mayoral chains leads John Burns and a procession of dignitaries between the people and the pool. Low angle shot of Mr. B. giving a speech from a podium. High angled panning shot of the pool and the crowd around it, a few swimmers are already testing the pool with a game of water polo.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    354.16
    Media URN:
    24594
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1924
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:10:00 / 01:28:48:00
    Canister:
    G 1117

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The location here is the Highfields Lido, Nottingham.

    The opening of the lido seen here took place on 30 August 1924.

    Amongst the "dignitaries" referred to is Alderman W J Cox.

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