Caitlin Davies Reads at the Lido Cafe 27th July.

The inspirational Caitlin Davies will be reading from her excellent book Down Stream (reviewed earlier) at the Lido Café on Monday 27th July, 7pm to 8pm. Free entry on a first come basis. Signed copies of the book will also be available for purchase care of Herne Hill Books.

Down Stream talk at Brockwell Lido

The talk will also include slides and illustrations from bygone days on the River Thames; clubs and characters, triumphs and trophies, heroes and heroines. Caitlin will then be talking about the future of Thames swimming, now the cleanest for 200 years, including the exciting prospect of swimming in a floating Thames Baths.

She has also promised to test out our lovely Brockwell Lido, so you might catch her in the pool beforehand.

Caitlin Davies talks about Excellsior Swimming at Brockwell Lido

Members of the Excellsior Swimming Club (photo: John Neal).

 

 Ian Gordon).

Swimming in the Docks (photo: Ian Gordon).

 

Mercedes Gleitze, Thames swimmer and 1st British woman to swim Channel.

Mercedes Gleitze, Thames swimmer and 1st British woman to swim Channel.

 

Richmond  Blackfriats Brockwell LIdo picture

Competitors for the 1908 Richmond to Blackfriars Thames race.