• Short Summary

    A look at the Oasis, open air swimming pool in the heart of London.

  • Description

    London.

    At the Oasis Swimming Pool (aka Endell Street Baths) in Holborn we see small children making sandcastles in the sandpit. On the street outside we see three girls in summer dresses walking along and going into the swimming pool entrance.

    High angle shot looking out over the swimming pool; London rooftops in background. Commentator explains the pool was built on a bomb site by an inspired Borough Council. Good shots of city sunbathers. People swimming and having fun in the pool. A girl puts on sun lotion. Bearded man sunbathing. Girls throw a man into the pool. Men and boys jump into pool. A girl in a swimsuit leaves a cafe stand with a cup of tea. Camera following man as he dives off a high board.

    According to notes on file, among those seen here are playwright Myles Eason, Reginald Beckwith and actress Avril Angers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1353.11
    Media URN:
    44550
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:47:00 / 01:19:55:00
    Canister:
    NP 523

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