Water fight at an outdoor swimming pool, 1937.
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A photograph of a water fight at an outdoor pool in Morecambe, Lancashire, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 1 September, 1937. One woman shoots another with water from a soda syphon - as she attempts to climb out of the pool. Outdoor swimming pools became popularly known as 'lidos' in the 1930s - and proved to be very popular during the first half of the 20th century in Britain. This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.