Abstract: Images of the great traws-Menai swim from Caernarfon to Anglesey and back again, showing children in boats marking out the finishing line, with a crowd gathered to watch on the quayside in the background, race organisers and stewards on the launch that accompanied the competition, children gathered around the boat that accompanied the swimmers, a competitor in a rescue boat, swimmers in the water and chatting before the race, and the winner Garfield Thomas from Maerdy being assisted out of the water at the end of the race.
Part of: Casgliad Geoff Charles Collection,
Charles, Geoff, 1909-2002.
Title assigned by cataloguer., A selection of the images have been published and appeared in Y Cymro, 28 August 1958.
Computer file. Aberystwyth : National Library of Wales, 2002-2004. (Geoff Charles digitisation project) Original, master file captured in uncompressed TIFF format. Minimal tonal adjustments using levels and curves in PhotoShop. Master files archived as pc format TIFFS. On-screen display files resized and adjusted for viewing on gamma 2.2 monitors in PhotoShop and saved in JPEG format. 8 image files; Heidelberg Nexscan F4100 capture device using Linocolor v6.0.4 software. Filter settings: light contour-0.5, dark contour-0.5, smoothness-0.6,contour width-1.0, scan spot size-4.0. Target resolution for hi-res capture was 300dpi at a factor of 450% resulting in +/- 6000 x 5000 pixels; screen res:+/- 600x500 pixels at 72dpi; screen-res and thumbnail copies use JPEG compression at setting: 7 in Adobe Photoshop v6.0; 8 bit grayscale; hi-res TIFFs: Gray Gamma 1.8 icc profile embedded.
2002-2004 ; scanned. Imaging Unit, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion.