Wednesday, February 08, 2012

History Corner: Surrey Docks 1925

Another treasure from the BFI Archive - Port of London Authority Aquatic Sports Gala Day in 1925, with dockworkers, families and friends swimming, diving and playing water polo at Surrey Commercial Docks.
Some great 1920s haircuts, especially woman second from left
who also seems to be modelling Burberry

1 comment:

Andie said...

Thanks for posting this. I live in Rotherhithe and loved the sheds and the distant masts that surrounded this great occasion. Scaffolding for diving boards and an overall lack of glamour didn't keep the crowds away! A great video.