WISBECH: A record dad

I HAVE some old newspaper cuttings from August and September 1925 and July 1927 of my Father s (TB Jenkins) seven-mile swim in the river Nene. He was at that time the captain of the Wisbech swimming club  The second attempt in Sept 1925 was a record - on

I HAVE some old newspaper cuttings from August and September 1925 and July 1927 of my Father's (TB Jenkins) seven-mile swim in the river Nene.

He was at that time the captain of the Wisbech swimming club

The second attempt in Sept 1925 was a record - one hour 36 minutes and 30 seconds - the previous best time being in 1911.

I wonder whether you have any records of this in your archives.

It would be interesting to know whether the record was ever broken and when such swimming stopped - I see from the Wisbech swimming club web site that they refer to such swimming having stopped much earlier than 1925.

GRAHAM JENKINS.

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Wokingham

Berkshire

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