Tourism - Life Girls - Brighton
Three of Brighton's Life Girls practising on the beach (l-r) Diana Chitty, 16, of Hollingdean, a pupil of Varndean School; Pam Blyth, 16, of Agnes Street, Brighton, who is a hairdresser; and Elizabeth Caplin, 23, of Rock Street, Brighton. Brighton will be the first resort in England to have Life Girls on the beach this summer. A team of six unpaid volunteers, all members of the Brighton Swimming Club and all holders of the Royal Life Saving Society's bronze medallion, will be on duty each weekend from Saturday, May 26 until the end of the August. They will help keep safe swimmers between the Palace and West piers, sharing duties with qualified life-saving male members of the Brighton Swimming Club. *Scan from print. Hi-res version available on request.
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Endell Street Open Air Swimming Pool
A view of the open air swimming pool in Endell Street, Holborn, London, on the site of Holborn Borough Council's Public Swimming bath which was pulled down in 1938 in preparation for the building of a more modern bath. Reconstruction was prevented by the outbreak of war and the cavity of the old Bath became a static water tank to aid fire-fighting during the blitz in London. The wartime decontamination centre, seen behind the pool surmounted by the Borough's Coat of Arms, provided dressing accommodation for 200 persons an hour. Now part of the Oasis Sports Centre.
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Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) bathing in water. A hippopotamus can live up to 50 years. They measure 3.4 metres long, 1.5 metres tall and can weigh up to 3200 kilograms. Their main source of food is short grass on which they graze. They are excellent swimmers and can travel at a speed of 8 kilometres per hour. Photographed at the South Luangwa National Park, in Zambia, Africa.
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