Thursday, February 16, 2012

Aquatic Sports Gala Day in 1925, Surrey Docks

Thanks to the Transportine blog for a post with some photographs of Surrey Docks in 1925, plus a video, all of the Port of London Authority Aquatic Sports Gala Day in 1925 (see it on the above link).  All black and white and really fascinating.  I particularly liked the diving footage.  It drew a big crowd!  I also very much like the tall ships masts in the background, and the sheds at the sides of the dock.  The diving boards are mounted on scaffold.  No modern glamour here, but people are evidently having a great time.

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