Polio Swimming Gala

Polio Swimming Gala

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Details

Location

Belfast, Grove Baths

Year

1963

Date

Production 23/11/1963

Length

01min 08sec

Audio

silent

Format

16mm

black and white

Source

Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the Archiving Scheme 2

Courtesy

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Department for Communities, ITV, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

A swimming gala at Grove Baths in Belfast. This 

particular gala 

was for children affected by polio and prizes were presented by 

Lady Jenkins, the wife of the Mayor of Belfast. The Mayor of Dublin is also present, indicating this must have been an all-Ireland event.

 

A serious polio outbreak in the 1950s led to many children being affected by the disease. 

 

Credits

An Ulster Television Production

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