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Offbeat|Swim To Keep Warm|27th Feb 2014

Offbeat|Swim To Keep Warm|27th Feb 2014

Playing tracks by

Mason Williams, John Betjeman, 10cc, REM, Mutton birds and more.

Need to keep warm? Try swimming.

I had Betjeman's poem going round in my head 'Captain Webb,the Dawley man'. Turns out he was the 1st man to swim the English Channel unaided. The first woman to swim the Channel was Sunny Lowy who lived & trained near ALL FM (well before our time).10cc were a Manchester band, who wrote Channel Swimmer, and so the idea grew.

Jake the Dog can't swim.He paddles & plays, then hogs the gas fire to keep warm.

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