Jenny James training for daily Mail swim 1951

Jenny James training for daily Mail swim 1951

Daily Mail Swim 1951 Festival of Britain Year, Jenny James (Wales) training for the Daily Mail swim at Folkestone Pool.

Jenny 23 years old, came from Wales and represented Britain. She was placed 12th overall, and was the fourth Lady, her time 13hrs. 55mins. Her pilot W.E. Cockings and pilot vessel “Charles II.”

Sam Rockett swam in the 1950 Daily Mail race and was the fourth man  to finish. He was Supervisor for the 1951 Daily Mail Race, an International race held in the “Festival of Britain year” and was also supervisor for the Billy Butlin races from 1953 to 1959, and the Sir Billy Butlin long distance walk from John O Groats to Lands End.

He played County Water Polo for a number of Counties. He was author of the book “its Cold in the Channel”

From the Sam Rockett Collection

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