Sam Rockett & Billy Butlin

Sam Rockett & Billy Butlin

Butlin’s International Channel Swim 1954. Folkestone, Kent. One of the boats making its way across to France for the race start. On the landing platform are Sam Rockett, the race organiser, in the white sweater and Sir Billy Butlin in the suit.

Sam Rockett swam in the 1950 Daily Mail race and was the fourth man to finish. He was Supervisor for the 1951 Daily Mail Race, an International race held in the “Festival of Britain year” and was also supervisor for the Billy Butlin races from 1953 to 1959, and the Sir Billy Butlin long distance walk from John O Groats to Lands End.

He played County Water Polo for a number of Counties. He was author of the book “its Cold in the Channel”

A Black and White Photograph.

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