Sam Rockett & Stuart McClean, Prize Dinner 1950 Race

Sam Rockett & Stuart McClean

Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall. August 23rd 1950. Mr. Stuart McClean, Managing Director of Associated Newspapers Limited, proprietors of The London “Daily Mail”, presenting cheques to the competitors. Sam Rockett receiving a cheque of for finishing fourth in the 1950 “Daily Mail International Cross Channel Race”.

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”

From the Sam Rockett collection.

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