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February 16, 2015

10 Interesting Vintage Pictures of Londoners Sunbathing

12th July 1952: From left to right, Windmill Girls Lesley Wade, Maureen O'Dea and Lee Pearson drinking tea on the sunny rooftop of the Windmill Theatre in London's West End. (Photo by Fred Morley/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

An ambulance man on duty at the Holborn Oasis swimming pool in London suffers in the July heat, 1964. (Photo: Keystone/Getty Images)

1929: Workmen basking in the sun during a break in the construction of a new building at Baker Street Station.

A woman sunbathing on the diving board at Chiswick Swimming Pool, London, ca. 1950s. (Photo: Keystone/Getty Images)

Children paddling in the River Thames by the beach, ca. 1950s.

Heat wave, Oasis Swimming Pool, London, 1969.

Wet-trousered Mr F Lloyd, right, his wife Dora, second left, and Sylvia Dodd, left, neighbours in Glyn Road, east London, wade in flood water to cool off from the heat at North Mill Fields recreation ground, 1971. The instant seaside came to their neighbourhood after a water main burst nearby. (Photo: PA Archive/Press Association Images)

Irene McLinley of Woolwich, left, and Maureen Rowe from the Oval, Kennington, sunbathing at the Oasis pool in Holborn, 1962. (Photo: PA Archive/Press Association Images)

German girls Valerie Krieger, right, and Straube Skrun, share a cool soft drink at the Hyde Park Lido when London's temperatures soared towards the eighties, 1961. (Photo: PA Archive/Press Association Images)

Summer is a little early as Londoners take their lunch time ease in deckchairs as the sun shines down on the Victoria Embankment gardens at Charing Cross, 1965. (Photo: PA Archive/Press Association Images)


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