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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th October 1979 Beatlemania opens in London

18th October 1960 In Britain, News Chronicle and Daily Mail merge, and London Evening Star merges with Evening News

18th October 1950 Born today: Sheila White, London England, actress (I Claudius)

Swimming prodigy Beckwith born



Swimming prodigy Beckwith born

This is where female swimming pioneer Agnes Beckwith was born.

Location: 16b Walcot Place West, Lambeth

Description: This is where female swimming legend Agnes Beckwith was born on the 24th August 1861. Fer father was a swimming teacher and introduced her to the local Lambeth Baths at a very early age.

She hit the publicity trail with her exploits making front page news, especially those that brought female sport and endeavour to a wider and new audience.

Swimming the Thames for 5 miles was rare, especially for a woman and aged just 14! She was lauded for her ever-improving targets and knew how to market her talents taking her troupe around the world.


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Swimming prodigy Beckwith born

This is where female swimming pioneer Agnes Beckwith was born.


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