The Mayor, Leonore Modell & trainer Paul Herron
Folkestone Town Hall, Kent. Leonore Modell, from Sacremento, California, USA. She is meeting the Mayor of Folkestone, Herbert Johnson. Leonore was accompanied on her trip by her father and by her trainer Paul Herron, both in the photo.
She became the youngest person to swim the Channel at 14 years 3 months of age. Leonore swam from France to England in a time of 15hrs 27 mins.
Black and white photograph. From the Sam Rockett collection.