Godfrey Chapman

Godfrey Chapman

The Daily Mail 1951 Race Festival of Britain Year. Godfrey Chapman shown at Folkestone Pool

The sixth swimmer to finish the race, he completed the swim in a time of 12hrs 56 mins (13hrs 02 min, Channel Swimming Association).

He received a  trophy presented by General and Eva Peron for the first British man to complete the swim. His prize money from the Daily Mail was £250.

A Black and White Photograph.  The Sam Rockett Collection

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