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Swimming Gala In North Shields Circa 1901 – Bowler Hats & Umbrellas

A fascinating look back at times in North Shields with video taken in 1901 featuring Geordie’s taking part in a Tynemouth Swimming Gala at Haven Beach. What makes it even more brilliant is the fact that they are racing each other in morning suits & bowler hat’s  🙂

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