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Blackpool. Final Trial

Watch out! Splashes aplenty as female swimmers and divers compete to represent Great Britain in the 1928 Olympics.

Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins Silent


Capacity crowds gather in Blackpool, at what appears to be the South Shore Open-air Baths, to watch the women's swimming and diving trials for the 1928 Olympics - if only some of the spectators hadn't strolled in front of the camera! The Games were held in Amsterdam, and saw success for the Brits: Scottish swimmer Ellen King went onto to win silver in 100m backstroke, and Great Britain also took silver in the 4x100m relay.

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