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  • Short Summary

    Britain basks in the heat wave of July 1928 as we see children paddling in the Thames at Greenwich.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "PHEW! - All Britain basks in glorious sunshine... and wherever there was an expanse of water... there were the kiddies!" (New title) "...Brighton?... Margate?... Yarmouth?... no... Greenwich-"on-Sea"."

    Greenwich, London.

    Various shots show children paddling in the River Thames at Greenwich; families sit on the bank, knitting and enjoying the sun. Most of the children have their clothes tucked into their knickers; most people are fully dressed, some old ladies in long black dresses - they must be roasting!

    Note: Whitaker's Almanack says Britain was in a heat wave in July 1928, with temperatures in London reaching 91 degrees Fahrenheit.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    734.01
    Media URN:
    34919
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:01:09:00
    Canister:
    G 1520

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