Swimming - Channel Crossings - Merecedes Gleitz - Folkestone - 1926
Miss Mercedes Gleitze starts from Folkestone to attempt to swim the channel. This was her seventh try. Mercedes Gleitze became, at her eighth attempt, the first British woman to swim the channel. She swam from France to England in 15 hours and 15 minutes.
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Empire games 1958 - Swimming - Women's Freestyle
England's Judy Grinham (left) congratulates Australia's Alva Colquhoun after their 100 yard freestyle heat. Alva set a new record of 1 minute, 3.2 seconds.
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Fashion - Dorothy Perkins Golden Jubilee Collection
A dashing Edwardian bathing suit and modern ideas in beachwear are modelled by (l-r) Christine Hadaway, 22, (left), John Smith, and Sue Marshall, 19. The occasion was the Dorothy Perkins golden jubilee collection showing.
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