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Christmas Day 1908

A Christmas Day race (for men only) was held on 25 December 1908. Races may also have been held in 1906 and 1907 but this year, for the first time, there was a prize: a silver trophy presented by Mr A Burton. ...

Christmas Day 1908

William Laws: Royal Humane Society

Royal Humane Society casebook entry for 23 September 1930. Case No 50471 records how William Laws, Captain of the South London Swimming Club, saved Mrs E Cinnatti from drowning in the Thames at Sonning on 6 Ju...

William Laws: Royal Humane Society

William Laws: 21 Years' Service

Unidentified newspaper, 13/03/1936 William Laws (Right) is presented with a silver salver by South London Swimming Club secretary, Harold English, in honour of his 21 years as captain of the club.

William Laws: 21 Years' Service

W H Laws

Balham & Tooting Mercury, 1930 To mark 25 years of the South London Swimming Club, the local paper published a series of articles in honour of key players. By 1930 Willie Laws had been a regular at the bathin...

W H Laws

Presentation to Mr H H Lock

Balham & Tooting Mercury, 27/01/1933 Horace Lock, Secretary of the South London Swimming Club, is presented with a gold watch at the club's annual dinner in recognition of his 10 years of service. Making the ...

Presentation to Mr H H Lock

Christmas Day 1932

Balham & Tooting Mercury, January 1933 Twenty-two swimmers took part in the 1932 Christmas Day race. It was won by H. Cowsill, with A. E. Blay in second place and C. Davis in third. Blay is reported to have l...

Christmas Day 1932

Bec Mermaids Now

Balham & Tooting Mercury, 03/07/1931 Sixty-two women are enrolled as full members of the South London Swimming Club for the first time. The first officers elected to run the Ladies' Section are largely the w...

Bec Mermaids Now

South London Swimming Club Ladies' Section

Balham & Tooting Mercury, 12/06/1931 Following the decision taken at the Annual Meeting in March 1931, the South London Swimming Club made the ladies' section a reality in the middle of June that year. The ne...

South London Swimming Club Ladies' Section

Ladies' Section of South London Swimming Club

Balham & Tooting Mercury, 03/04/1931 First steps taken by the South London Swimming Club's Annual Meeting to admit women as full members. List of committee members for 1931 and list of prize-winners for the p...

Ladies' Section of South London Swimming Club

Bravery Rewarded 2/2

Balham & Tooting Mercury, 05/12/1930 South London Swimming Club captain William Laws is presented with a Royal Humane Society Honorary Vellum for his bravery in rescuing a woman from drowning at Sonning-on-Th...

Bravery Rewarded 2/2
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