Princess Elizabeth - Steam Train
The 'Princess Elizabeth' steam train leaving from Euston station, London, returning to Merseyside, during a trip down south. The 'Princess Elizabeth' locomotive became part of the service that ran between London to Liverpool in the 1930's. *... and for many years was based at Edge Hill in Liverpool depot in Liverpool. The train also had the distinction of holding the 'Merseyside Express' headboard on numerous occasions.
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Swimming - Channel Crossings - Merecedes Gleitz - Folkestone - 1926
Miss Mercedes Gleitze starts from Folkestone to attempt to swim the channel. This was her seventh try. Mercedes Gleitze became, at her eighth attempt, the first British woman to swim the channel. She swam from France to England in 15 hours and 15 minutes.
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Customs and Traditions - Well Dressing - Tissington
An example of the custom of well dressing to be found in Tissington, Derbyshire. The custom dates back to the mid 14th Century and the time of the Black Death. Folklore has it that the purity of the water in the five wells of Tissington kept the village from being ravished by the plague. Another story relates the the severe drought suffered in 1615, when the wells never ran dry. In each case, the well dressing arose from the villagers gratitude.
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