Bob Paysour of the USA with the Folkestone Mayor (Charles E. Neate) & Mayoress

Bob Paysour of the USA with the Mayor (Councillor Charles E. Neate) & Mayoress

Butlin’s International Channel Swim 1954. Folkestone, Kent. The Leas Cliff Hall. The Mayor (Councillor Charles E. Neate) & Mayoress of Folkestone presenting a trophy to Bob Paysour, one of the swimmers in the race.

Robert Frederic Paysor, USA, had two unsuccessful swims, both France- England, 14th August 1952, time 12hrs 15mins, and then swam in the Billy Butlin swim 21st August 1954, time 12hrs 40mins.

He swam 22 miles upstream in the Catawba River, 1950.

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

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