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Balancing Men

An acrobatic work-out at the lido in the early 1950s. On the left, in white trunks, is George Aldhouse, later the South London Swimming Club's Honorary Handicapper.

Balancing Men

View of Tooting Bec Lido, 1950

A view of the lido looking from the deep end towards the shallow end. There is not yet a basket room to the left of the café and the cubicle doors were not yet painted in their seaside colours.

View of Tooting Bec Lido, 1950

Tooting Bec Physical Culture Club 2/2

The Tooting Physical Culture Club was set up in the early 1950s under the umbrella of the South London Swimming Club and continues today. Members meet late morning to swim, run, lift weights, box, skip and gen...

Tooting Bec Physical Culture Club 2/2

Elizabeth Takes an Icy Dip

One of a series of photographs taken for the Daily Mirror on Wednesday 3 February 1954 at 8 o'clock in the morning. 11-year old Elizabeth (surname not known) is being encouraged by South London Swimming Club ...

Elizabeth Takes an Icy Dip

Death of 9-year old John Michael Corbett

Tooting & Balham Gazette, 28/06/1957 Inquest into the death of 9-year old John Michael Corbett from Streatham who was found lying on the bottom of the pool on Thursday 20 June 1957. He was rushed to a local h...

Death of 9-year old John Michael Corbett

Albums of Newspaper Cuttings

Cuttings from local newspapers covering races and events organised by the South London Swimming Club between 1929-1939 and 1959-1969. Many of the reports were written by South London Swimming Club member Charl...

Albums of Newspaper Cuttings

Report of Swimming Gala 1951

Streatham News, 28/09/1951 Description of South London swimming gala held at Streatham Baths, including races, life-saving displays and novelty events. Eight clubs from South London participated.

Report of Swimming Gala 1951

River Swim 1950

Streatham News, 08/09/1950 South London Swimming Club annual river swim at Walton-on-Thames. Men competed over 1 mile for the Lawson Cup; women over half-a-mile for the Roskilly Cup. Junior event over 1 mile....

River Swim 1950

River Swim 1950

Taken outside the Anglers Hotel, Walton-on-Thames, following the annual river swim. See also River Swim 1950 1/2.

River Swim 1950

Group of Swimmers at Lido

A group of men pose at the lido, early 1950s. Standing in the middle, with a white moustache, is H. Palmer, an early member of the South London Swimming Club which was founded in 1906.

Group of Swimmers at Lido
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