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  • Short Summary

    The mayor of Dover makes presentations to 12 year old Joan Brunton in recognition of her record breaking swimming achievements. Kent.

  • Description

    Item title reads - The Channel next? The record breaking girl swimmer, 12 year old Joan Brunton, receives presentation from mayor of Dover. Kent.

    M/S as Joan comes out of a building with the mayoress and pats a big dog which is sat in front of the table. M/S as the mayor presents her with a shield, and the mayoress gives her a clock, they all shake hands. C/U of the shield for her swim from Dover to Ramsgate. M/S as the mayor also presents her with a picture frame and small bag. M/S as the camera pans across the mayor and mayoress, Joan is in the middle holding her shield and clock.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    804.02
    Media URN:
    18619
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:42:00 / 01:02:41:00
    Canister:
    G 1645

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "the mayor presents her with a shield" - the mayor is Hilton E Russell.

    Joan Brunton seen here was clearly a highly accomplished swimmer, for she features in several other Pathe clips.

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