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Scriptorium Shorts - Mercedes Gleitze Swimming Pioneer - Doloranda Pember

Join us for the first of our bitesize biographies in the Scriptorium. In 1927 Mercedes Gleitze became the first British woman to swim the English Channel, transforming her from a humble working-class typist into one of the most iconic sports women of her age. Join her daughter, author Doloranda Pember, to hear about her extraordinary life as an open swimming pioneer.

This event is free to attend.