Drawing lots; Margaret Feather, The Mayor (Charles E. Neate) & Billy Butlin

Margaret Feather

Butlin’s International Channel Swim 1954. Folkestone, Kent. Folkestone open air Pool. From the left, Margaret Feather of Great Britain, The Mayor of Folkestone (Councillor Charles E. Neate) and Sir Billy Butlin.

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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