Zetta (Lillian) Hills of Folkestone, Channel Swimmer & Hydrocyclist

Black and white photograph of Zetta Hills, born 1895 Folkestone. Failed Channel crossing by Hydrocycle in 1913 and again on 13/8/1920, then successfully 15 miles up River Thames. Married Sidney Haimes 1916. Gave swimming and diving displays at Folkestone Pier before joining the circus in a sealion act. Failed Channel swim 1923.

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  • Lillian was my Dad’s mother, my grandmother.

    By Steve Haimes (22/12/2018)

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