Friday, October 20, 2006

All competitors will be supplied with HOT OXO free of charge

My efforts to dig up the contents of my great-grandmother's trunk of photos, letters and scrapbooks have not come to much so far. As has been put to me:
Beatrice's stuff is possibly the only record of someone in her profession at that level that exists today, and is of real historical interest both in swimming terms and in the context of women's lives in that important period in England. As Beatrice swam on all the top galas in the north during the early part of her stay in England, as was one of the early pioneer cometition swimmers in Oz, the 1904-7 part of her "trunk" holds valuable info.
The picture above is a scan of a poster forwarded to me from the NSW State Library.

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