Photograph of Joan Brunton recieving cup from Mayor at the Webb Memorial

Photograph of Joan Brunton recieving cup from Mayor at the Webb Memorial

Joan Brunton 20/09/1928. Miss Joan Brunton aged 11 being presented with a cup for swimming from Dover to Deal, as preparation for swimming the Channel. Presentation taking place on Clarence Lawn, in front of the memorial to Capt. Mathew Webb. First man to swim the channel.

Trainer Billy Kellingley behind and Mayor R.J. Barwick. Others in the photograph; W. Burgess next to Kellingley, Mayoress, Mrs Brunton, Ivy Hawke, Mrs Kellingley.

Image shows the memorial statue to Captain Matthew Webb, the first man to swim the English Channel. The inscription below the bust of Captain Webb reads: Capt. Matthew Webb Born Dawley 1848 Died Niagra 1883 Swam from Dover to Calais Aug 24-25 1875 Erected by Public Subscription 1910.

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