• Short Summary

    Swimming championship in Ireland.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "SWIMMING GALA AT BLACKROCK"

    Blackrock, Southern Ireland (Eire, Republic of Ireland).

    Several shots of the female diver diving into outdoor pool. Woman is American start diving exhibitionist Marianne Mansfield (sp?). Marianne Mansfield with Lord Mayor Alfie Burn, they smile to the camera. Start of the 440 yards ladies championship of Ireland. Various shots of the race. Ms Ashinhurst (sp?) the winner retains her title. Crowd cheering.

    This item originally belonged to Pathe Gazettes issue 37/64 but is misplaced here.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    931.29
    Media URN:
    15995
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:05:00 / 01:25:04:00
    Canister:
    37/66

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Marianne Mansfield (sp?)" - that should read Marian Mansfield. It also need altering in tags.

    "Alfie Burn" should read Alfie Byrne.

  2. LHRich says

    The diver shown here is Marian Mansfield, my mother. She was the U.S. National Diving Champion in 1936.

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