Spiffing canoeists of 1938

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This is about Dylan Winter's Blog, Sailing around Britain.

4 Responses to “Spiffing canoeists of 1938”

  1. 22 April, 2017 at 12:47 amWarren says:

    You can still buy those folding canoes from Germany,

  2. 22 April, 2017 at 2:51 pmDave Barker says:

    There should be an Olympic event for canoeing whilst smoking a pipe! Just love these old news clips.

    • 22 April, 2017 at 9:23 pmTim says:

      I assume those wood and canvas kayaks used to have ashtrays.
      Maybe get Woodbine as sponsors?

      Not only an Olympic event but also a fashion parade.
      Notice one gent is wearing a collar and tie with his misses (I assume – you never know with paddlers…) wearing a sensible cardie and headscarf.

      All very civilised in those days.

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