Swimming through the Ages

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Curated by Channel swimmer Frank Chalmers, this exhibition features prints and memorabilia illustrating historic swims, including those by Lord Byron and the first channel swimmer, Matthew Webb, along with instructions on 'how to swim', ranging from a sixteenth-century manual to 1930s cigarette cards, cartoons and contemporary artworks inspired by swimming and men's and women's swimming fashions from the 1890s to the 1960s. The entry price includes a swim in Parliament Hill Lido's Grade II-listed pool.



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