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Summer Comes in with a Splash!

Cracking scenes from Chiswick swimming pool, where men and women pose after rocking up on a motorbike and sidecar combo.

Non-Fiction 1925 1 mins Silent

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The opening shot here is an absolute classic, as four women cram into motorbike and sidecar as they arrive at Chiswick open air swimming pool for a session. Note one passenger’s leg languorously dangling outside the sidecar. Scenes are just as louche inside, with splashing and poolside posing taking place in equal measure. A brilliant and unexpected look at 1920s London.