T.W. Burgess and his support team

T.W. Burgess and his support group

T.W. Burgess. Image shows the second man to successfully swim the English Channel, Thomas William Burgess (front row, centre). Here he is pictured with a group of gentlemen, The support team who accompanied him during the swim.

Picture and names below printed in the Dover Express and East Kent News 15/9/1911 Those Who Accompanied Burgess. Back Row: W.H.Wyborn (Walmer), R.Flood (Sydenham), Dick Mercer, jun. (boatman), Mr. Farche (engineer), Dick Mercer, sen. (boatman), E.A. Jeffery (Stamford Hill), A.H.Beer (Dover Standard). Front Row: J. Weidman (Dover Swimming Club), Captain Pearson, Burgess , D. Wauchope Watson, A.H. Whorwell (Dover Swimming Club).

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