Tarr, Ronald Lawrence
Ronald Tarr entered the 1955 Butlins swim, swam for 13hrs. He entered the 1956 swim – only 8 swimmers started from thirty entrants. In the 1957 swim he swam for 16hrs 10mins before the race was abandoned. In 1958 he was the second man to finish in a time of 15hrs 12mins.
He was best known as Big Ron in “East Enders”. He appeared in small parts in films and on television.