Margaret Feather being presented with Certificate by Mr. MacKay, Folkestone

Margaret Feather being presented by MacKay

Butlin’s International Channel Swim 1954, Folkestone. Margaret Feather being presented with a certificate of verification. “Butlin’s International Cross Channel Swimming Race”

Sam Rockett was the race marshal. Mr. Mackay presented the certificate. Photographs in the background include, from the left, Ned Barnie of Great Britain, Ken Wray of Great Britain and Margaret Feather of Great Britain. All three swimmers took part in the race. Commander Gerald Forsberg, pictured on the right, was an amateur swimmer who did not take part in the race.

Margaret Feather was a competitor for the 1954 Butlins race. She was successful, her time was 16hrs 23mins. She finished in fourth place, second female.

She was unsuccessful in the 1950, 1952 and 1953 races.

She has swum Morecambe Bay and in 1953 she was awarded the best woman for effort in the Nile Swim (only two finishers). She was the first woman to complete the Capri-Naples swim.

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

 

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