• Short Summary

    Bill Pickering sets up new world record in a great channel swim.

  • Description

    Dover.

    SV. Florence Chadwick shaking hands with Bill Pickering, on the right of picture is trainer Lew Latham and Mrs Pickering. SCU. Pickering smiling and talking to Florence Chadwick. TV. Pickering and others walking down steps to boat to go to St. Margaret's Bay. SV. Lew Latham greasing Bill Pickering at night at St. Margaret's Bay being watched by Mrs Pickering. SCU. Pickering being greased. SV. People watching. SV. Mrs Pickering helping to put on Bill's goggles. SV. Press. SV. Pan, Bill Pickering wading out in the sea for his swim over to France. GV. Sun rising over the Channel. SV. & CU. Bill Pickering swimming. LV. Pickering swimming towards shore. He starts to rise from water, he stands and walks towards and waves. SCU. Bill Pickering walking towards after swim. CU. Pickering's father congratulates Bill.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    541.21
    Media URN:
    31055
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:39:00 / 01:24:25:00
    Canister:
    55/70

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