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Within this collection you will find Martin's 1936 Olympic welcome pack and his blue Olympic cap. Also included is an England black & white team photo, a velvet England International cap, collection of embroidered swimming badges and a black & white photo of his team mate Edward Temme, wearing his England swim wear. Temme was a two time Olympian and a superb long distance swimmer and was the first man to swim across the English Channel both ways, from France to England on 5 August 1927 and from England to France on 18 August 1934. This photo was presented to William Martin, his friend and colleague, for helping him train for his successful Channel crossing. Hand written across the photo 'To Bill, in appreciation of his efforts. av: Trainer & friend on my successful attempt on the Channel. 18/8/34. Ted.'.
William Martin (1906 – 1980) was part of the Great Britain team that competed in the infamous Hitler games in Berlin in 1936. William was in the water polo side and although his team did not achieve a podium finish (they finished eighth), they had an impressive 8-2 win over Malta, with William playing in all seven matches. The 1936 Berlin Olympic Competitors Welcome Pack is very interesting and contains a remarkable insight into an Olympians time spent at the Olympics. The pack contains a 'Welcome to the Olympic Village' pamphlet, a programme for the 'Festival of the Competitors', a 'Germany' propaganda book to remind the competitor of Germany and the Berlin Olympic Games, a Nurnberg card with signatures from German, Sweden, England, Belguim, France and Hungary teams and a telegram to William Martin from Owen.
The 1936 Great Britain water polo team consisted of: Leslie Ablett, Ernest Blake, David Grogan, William Martin, David McGregor, Frederick Milton, Robert Mitchell, Alfred North, Leslie Palmer, Reginald Sutton, Edward Temme.
Size of Team Photo:-
Height 11 ¾ inches, Width 14 inches.
Manfred Schotten Antiques
109 High Street