Incase you missed it here is our feature on BBC News (which has become the 2nd most viewed video on the BBC News website), you may have seen Fiona Bruce introduce this on the BBC News at 6 or the BBC News channel earlier. A longer report was also featured on BBC South East News this evening.
Open water swimming pioneer, Mercedes Gleitze, who in 1927 became the first British woman to swim the English Channel, was be honoured with a blue plaque commemorating her achievements, at 124 Freshfield Road, Brighton; the place of her birth and from where she first learnt to swim as a child oﬀ Brighton beach. Besides conquering the English Channel, Gleizte accomplished numerous other feats of endurance, becoming the first person to swim the treacherous Straights of Gibraltar and across the notorious waters dividing Robben Island and Cape Town. The blue plaque unveiling will also mark the completion of Vindication Swim, which is due for release later in the year after completing post-production at Warner Bros. De Lane Lea.