• Short Summary

    Annual swimming race across the Solent for John Mortimer Challenge Cup.

  • Description

    Portsmouth to Ryde race. Originally part of News in a Nutshell - international news in brief.

    Annual swimming race across Solent from Southsea in Hampshire to Ryde in Isle of Wight.

    Various shots of swimmers rubbing their bodies in grease. Various shots of race across Solent. Large crowds cheer from beaches. Men in dinghies steward the race. The race is won by ERG Jones of Bristol City Swimming Club. He is receives with John Mortimer Challenge Cup which is presented by Mrs Mortimer. C/U of winner.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    839.26
    Media URN:
    12315
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:17:00 / 01:29:10:00
    Canister:
    35/70

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