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cross- channel swim
cross- channel swim
'Snapshots showing how Burgess Swims'. Western Gazette 1911
Press photographs of Burgess on his cross channel swim. Western Gazette 1911
Brenda Fisher completing her Cross Channel swim and the celebrations afterwards.1954
A series of photographs showing Brenda Fisher on the successful completion of her Channel swim, members of her team and various well wishers. 1954
Brenda Fisher holding her swimming trophy 1954
A photograph showing Brenda Fisher holding her trophy while being driven triumphantly past cheering crowds at her home coming to Grimsby 1954
Brenda Fisher of Grimsby who successfully completed her Channel swim on 21 August 1954
A series of photographs covering Brenda Fisher, who comes from Grimsby, on her successful Channel swim on the 21st August 1954 which she completed at St Margaret's Bay. The Pilot boat with her is ' Janet', ...
Brenda Fisher with her support boat in August 1954
A photograph of Brenda Fisher taken during her successful channel swim in August 1954 together with her support boat. 'Janet' owned by St Margaret's fisherman Jim Atkins. Jim Atkins rowing the boat in the picture.
Chart of Burgess's Cross Channel Swim, 1911
This map of the channel shows the path of Burgess' swim as drawn from the pilot's calculations in 1911, and shows just what effect the tides can have in adding distance to the crossing.
During Brenda Fisher's cross channel swim in 1954 one of her support team takes a break
During her successful channel swim in August 1954 under benign conditions, one of Brenda Fisher's support team takes a breather. The boat is the 'Janet' owned by St Margaret's fisherman Jim Atkins.
George Michel, Cross Channel swimmer 1926
This is George Michel who swam the Channel in 1926. He landed in St Margaret's Bay after swimming for 11 hrs and 5 mins. This photograph was taken outside The Green Man pub in the ...
Souvenir edition of The Grimsby News signed by cross channel swimmer Brenda Fisher. 1951
A photocopy of a souvenir edition produced by the Grimsby News and signed by Brenda Fisher after her successful Channel swim and her arrival back home. 1951
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