Jubilee of Captain Webb's swim (Newspaper Cutting)

Jubilee of Captain Webb's swim (Newspaper Cutting)

Capt. Webb Memorial Newspaper Cutting. Image shows wreaths being laid at the memorial to Channel swimmer Captain Matthew Webb during the 50th Jubilee ceremony, held on Clarence Lawn, in front of the Burlington Hotel.

The caption beneath the photograph reads: Mr Jonas, the founder of the Memorial to Captain Webb, who swam from Dover to Calais on August 24th-25th, 1875, laying a wreath on the memorial. Mr. G. Curry, who met his death the following day in the Breakwater swim, is to be seen standing between the Mayor and the memorial.

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