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Christmas Day 1911

The winner of the Christmas Day race holds the Burton Cup. He is flanked, presumably, by the swimmers who came second and third. All three were also awarded miniature gold medals which they are wearing.

Christmas Day 1911

Two Divers

Two divers execute a head-first dive in tandem possibly as part of a diving contest held in the early years of the Bathing Lake. The diving-boards were dismantled in the 1970s due to Health & Safety considerat...

Two Divers

Swallow Dive

Frederick Judge executes a graceful swallow dive off the boards at Tooting Bathing Lake. It's thought this may have been the occasion in 1915 when he won the Huntley Cup, though it's not certain. The two men s...

Swallow Dive

Dawnay Cup

Tooting & Balham Gazette, 06/10/1909 Presentation to the South London Swimming Club of the Dawnay Cup by the Mayor of Wandsworth, Archibald Dawnay, himself. It is described as a 'massive silver cup' and was f...

Dawnay Cup

Leonard Horncastle

The Sphere, 24/11/1917 On 8 July 1908 Leonard Horncastle won the South London Swimming Club's junior race over a distance of 33 yards and was rewarded with an inscribed copy of Oliver Twist. He was 13 years ...

Leonard Horncastle

Frank Sims Collection

The scrapbook contains mostly photographs, interspersed with some newspaper cuttings. The contents have been digitised and can be accessed by clicking on the tags below.

Frank Sims Collection

South London Swimming Club Swimmers

South London Swimming Club team photograph taken at the pool, October 1912. A number of trophies are on display in the foreground. Just visible in the background is the structure of the diving-boards.

South London Swimming Club Swimmers
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