Billy Butlin, Sam Rockett, and the 1954 competitors

Billy Butlin

Butlin’s International Channel Swim, 1954. Folkestone, Kent.

Top inset, Sir Billy Butlin, bottom inset Sam Rockett, race marshall.

The swimmers are shown in the circles, they are from top left across the page. 1/ Antonio Abertondo, of Argentina. 2/ Jenny James, of Wales. 3/ Brenda Fisher, England. 4/ Marie Hassen Hammad, Egypt. 5/Damien Pinza Beltram, Mexico . 6/Margaret Feather, England. 7/ William Edward Barnie, Scotland. 8/ Jenny Kammersgard, Denmark. 9/ Baptista Pereira, Portugal. 10/ Toufic Bleik, Lebanon. 11/ Mohamed El Soussi, Syria. 12/ Kenneth Wray, England. 13/Major Jason Zirganos, Greece. 14/ Arthur Rizzo, Malta. 15/ Aldo Floravanti, Italy. 16/ Bob Paysour, U.S.A.

From the Sam Rockett Collection. A Black and White Photograph.

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