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Captain Matthew Webb (19 January 1848 – 24 July 1883) was the first recorded person to swim the English Channel without the use of artificial aids for sport purpose. [1]

40 relations: Bryant and May, Calais, Cap Gris-Nez, Coalbrookdale, Cunard Line, Dawley, Dover, England, English Channel, Fred Beckwith, Haberdashers' Adams, HMS Conway (school ship), Hollingworth Lake, Inspector Clouseau, Ironbridge, Jellyfish, Jim Parker (composer), John Betjeman, John Kirkpatrick (musician), Lambeth, Liverpool, Merchant navy, New York City, Newport, Shropshire, Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge, Niagara Falls, New York, Niagara River, Niagara Whirlpool, Oakwood Cemetery (Niagara Falls, New York), Peter Sellers, River Severn, River Thames, Shropshire, Stanhope Medal, Telford, The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, The Pink Panther, Truck.

Bryant and May

Bryant and May was a British company created in the mid-19th century specifically to make matches.

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Calais (Calés; Kales) is a city and major ferry port in northern France in the department of Pas-de-Calais, of which it is a sub-prefecture.

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Cap Gris-Nez

Cap Gris-Nez (literally "cape grey nose") is a cape on the Côte d'Opale in the Pas-de-Calais département in northern France.

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Coalbrookdale is a village in the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England, containing a settlement of great significance in the history of iron ore smelting.

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Cunard Line

Cunard Line is a British-American cruise line based at Carnival House at Southampton, England, operated by Carnival UK and owned by Carnival Corporation & plc.

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Dawley is a small town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England.

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Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England.

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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English Channel

The English Channel (la Manche, "The Sleeve"; Ärmelkanal, "Sleeve Channel"; Mor Breizh, "Sea of Brittany"; Mor Bretannek, "Sea of Brittany"), also called simply the Channel, is the body of water that separates southern England from northern France and links the southern part of the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.

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Fred Beckwith

Frederick Edward Beckwith (16 December 1821 – 29 May 1898) was an English swimmer who won "championship" races in the 1850s, despite only being a "passable" swimmer according to some accounts, and went on to become a popular "professor" and coach of swimming.

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Haberdashers' Adams

Haberdashers' Adams is a grammar school for boys aged 11–18 and girls 16-18, located in Newport, Shropshire, offering day and boarding education.

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HMS Conway (school ship)

HMS Conway was a naval training school or "school ship", founded in 1859 and housed for most of her life aboard a 19th-century wooden ship of the line.

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Hollingworth Lake

Hollingworth Lake is a reservoir at Smithy Bridge, in Littleborough — part of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, in Greater Manchester, England.

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Inspector Clouseau

Inspector Jacques Clouseau is a fictional character in Blake Edwards's farcical The Pink Panther series.

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Ironbridge is a town on the River Severn, at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge, in Shropshire, England.

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Jellyfish or sea jelly is the informal common name given to the medusa-phase of certain gelatinous members of the subphylum Medusozoa, a major part of the phylum Cnidaria.

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Jim Parker (composer)

Jim Parker (born 1934) is a British composer.

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John Betjeman

Sir John Betjeman (28 August 190619 May 1984) was an English poet, writer, and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who as a "poet and hack".

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John Kirkpatrick (musician)

John Kirkpatrick (born 8 August 1947) is an English player of free reed instruments.

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Lambeth is a district in Central London, England, in the London Borough of Lambeth.

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Liverpool is a city in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500 in 2017.

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Merchant navy

A merchant navy or merchant marine is the fleet of merchant vessels that are registered in a specific country.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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Newport, Shropshire

Newport is a market town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England.

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the American state of New York.

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Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge

The Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge, which stood from 1855 to 1897 across the Niagara River, was the world's first working railway suspension bridge.

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Niagara Falls, New York

Niagara Falls is a city in Niagara County, New York, United States.

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Niagara River

The Niagara River is a river that flows north from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario.

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Niagara Whirlpool

The Niagara Whirlpool is a natural whirlpool along the Niagara River located along the Canada–US border between New York and Ontario.

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Oakwood Cemetery (Niagara Falls, New York)

Oakwood Cemetery in Niagara Falls, New York was founded in 1852 after land was donated by Lavinia Porter.

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Peter Sellers

Peter Sellers, CBE (born Richard Henry Sellers; 8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980) was an English film actor, comedian and singer.

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River Severn

The River Severn (Afon Hafren, Sabrina) is a river in the United Kingdom.

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River Thames

The River Thames is a river that flows through southern England, most notably through London.

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Shropshire (alternatively Salop; abbreviated, in print only, Shrops; demonym Salopian) is a county in the West Midlands of England, bordering Wales to the west, Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, and Worcestershire and Herefordshire to the south.

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Stanhope Medal

The Stanhope Medal or Stanhope Gold Medal is an award given annually by the UK's Royal Humane Society for the most courageous and heroic rescue that was made in the previous year.

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Telford is a large new town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England, about east of Shrewsbury, and north west of Birmingham.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail is a Canadian newspaper printed in five cities in western and central Canada.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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The Pink Panther

The Pink Panther is a British-American media franchise primarily focusing on a series of comedy-mystery films featuring an inept French police detective, Inspector Jacques Clouseau.

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A truck or lorry is a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Webb

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