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Minneplakett - Blackpool

Talbot Square
Blackpool (Lancashire, Storbritannia)
Geografiske koordinater : 53.819,-3.055
Minneplakett (Lokal eller landsberømt person)

Lucy Morton Britain's first Women's Olympic Swimming Champion, winning a Gold medal at the 1924 Paris Games in the 200m Breastroke. She had previously held World Records in 1914, 1916 and 1920. She lived in the Town Hall from 1919 until 1927 where her father was Mayor's Attendant and in 1927 she married Harry Heaton, MBE. From 1930 until 1972 she was a swimming teacher for Blackpool Council and coached three Blackpool swimmers to International Level as well as officiating at many competitive events and as chaperone to the British Team. In 1988 she was honoured by the International Swimming Hall of Fame at Fort Lauderdale, USA. In 1969 she was presented to H M Queen Elizabeth II. Kindly donated by Jennifer and Peter Heaton and family.