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Lowry, Ethel 'Sunny' - 29/08/1933
START. 6 36pm Aug 28. FINISH 10 17am Aug 29. Cap Gris-Nez - St Margaret’s Bay. Grease; Chilli paste & Lanolin. Food; Coffee, cocoa, beef tea from a medicine bottle(no solids). Weight 14 st 7 lbs. Height 5ft 4ins. Stroke; Front Crawl. Started 1h 45m after high tide. Neap tide. C.S.A Observer Mr Roger Bazin.
Ratified by C.S.A. 30 March 1958. 24 witnesses, including her Mother. This was her third attempt. 2005 awarded M.B.E. for services to swimming. 2003 inducted into the swimming hall of fame. There were 18 attempts in 1933. Only Sunny was successful. Two sisters - Annie, who was Northern Counties back stroke champion, and Betty, represented Manchester school girls.