Swimmer Bob Paysour, USA, The Mayor (Charles E. Neate) & Billy Butlin.
Butlin’s International Channel Swim, 1954. Folkestone, Kent. Bob Paysour, U.S.A., one of the competitors for the 1954 race, shaking hands with Sir Billy Butlin, at the Folkestone open air pool. The Mayor of Folkestone(Councillor Charles E. Neate) is in the background.
Robert Frederic Paysor, USA, had two unsuccessful swims, both France- England, 14th August 1952, time 12hrs 15mins, and then swam in the Billy Butlin swim 21st August 1954, time 12hrs 40mins.
He swam 22 miles upstream in the Catawba River, 1950.
From the Sam Rockett collection. A Black and White Photograph.