Bill Pickering with Jack Burwill and others
From the left Bob Pickering(Bill Pickering’s father), Jack “Pop” Burwell the Pilot, Bill Pickering, and Lewis Latham, the trainer of Bill Pickering.
William Pickering 1955. A 34 year old Bloxwich baths manager weighing 15 1/2 stone. He made just one attempt on 27/8/1955 and took Florence Chadwicks fastest time record.
He swam St. Margarets Bay to Cap Blanc Nez in a time of 14 hours 06 minutes, piloted by Jack Burwill. His trainer was Lewis Latham.