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Lucy Morton (1898–1980) by unknown photographer, 1924 [right, with C. Jeans at the Olympic games] © Popperfoto

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Morton [married name Heaton], Lucy (1898–1980), swimmer, was born at New Tatton, Knutsford, Cheshire, on 23 February 1898, the daughter of Alfred Morton, a groom in domestic service, and his wife, Jessie, née Bradbury. The family subsequently moved to Blackpool, Lancashire, where her father became an attendant to the mayor of ...

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Matthew Webb [Captain Webb] (1848–1883) by Elliott & Fry, c. 1875 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Webb, Matthew [known as Captain Webb] (1848–1883), swimmer, was born on 18 January 1848 at Dawley, Shropshire, one of a family of twelve children of Matthew Webb (1813–1876), a country doctor, and his wife, Sarah. By the age of eight he had learned to swim in the ...